SPACE Mare St
Thu 26 Oct, 7 - 9pm
£5/3 Tickets available here
This participatory event will activate the exhibition through a domestic ritual and sound performance, revealing some of the layers of the mythical story of BearMotherHouse and the women that formed 'a home' together.
Following the performance, the evening will finish with a group discussion and sharing of the subjects explored through the activity.
Tea and refreshments included.
BearMotherHouse is an interactive installation that offers a mythical and domestic experience created by the artist collective Fourthland in collaboration with Xenia, a friendship and English language project for migrant and English-speaking women based in Hackney.
Fourthland (Louise Sayarer and Eva Knutsdotter) is an artist collective that uses objects, ritual, storytelling and enactment to co-create public space and performances. Recent solo works include Permissible Notations of with Rosalind Fowler at PEER, London (2017); The Storm within Jeremy Deller’s Utopia Treasury, Somerset House, London (2016); back to where we have not quite been, Arnolfini, Bristol (2015); The Collective Tongue, Errant Bodies, Berlin; and everything happens on the street, PEER, London (2015). They have had recent residencies at CASS School of Art and Design, London (2016), Cabot Institute of Climate Change, Bristol (2015), and presented workshops at The Round Chapel, and Birckbeck, London (2016); Bergen Academy of Art, UCL Urban Lab, London and South London Gallery Local (2015). Fourthland also run a twice-yearly nomadic residency programme, yörük—a creative and holistic retreat co-hosted with different alternative communities around the world.
Xenia (based in Hackney, London) brings migrant, refugee, asylum-seeking and British women together for welcoming workshops that encourage English language practise and meaningful two-way social integration through creativity and friendship.