Come into my House

REEVE, Hester (2011). Come into my House. [Show/Exhibition]

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Come into my House (performance for camera) was a commission from the Ashden Directory for their ‘New Metaphors for Sustainability: metaphors for the continuation of life,’ Internet exhibition.

My explanatory text accompanying the piece:

The term 'sustainability' is rightly used first and foremost in the contexts of both local and global policy changes. Whilst acknowledging the crucial role played by activist pressure in ensuring sustainability is on the agenda in the first place, I see its implementation chiefly as the responsibility of politicians (shame on them).

I made my metaphor in my house. The camera is out on the street and I open each door/window in turn and call out for various thinkers to "Come into my house."

As an artist, I am more interested in restoring richness to the 'cult' of everyday life and in incorporating the force of poetic imagination than in reflecting/interacting with culture at large. My metaphor therefore reflects this sensibility.

I suppose the only thing someone like me at this point in the environmental direness of 2011 can do is to come back to the doorstep, where the agency of the single being starts and to call for that paradigm shift in our thinking that might finally allow us to dwell as an act of loving the world.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Hester Reeve
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 16:16
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 16:16

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