installation view at the Hypatia Trust, Penzance
List of work July 2019 Small Promethean Acts full list of sculpture works
The project combines sculptural installation with sound. Celebrating invisible domestic acts, the project aims to collect and share short stories of the smallest acts of care that make a big difference to other’s lives.
Weaving stories and narratives between sculpture and sound to celebrate and represent women, mothers and domesticity, the installation creates an immersive space for reflection on value.
Accumulated sculpture made from small domestic objects combined with gestural clay figures are displayed on domestic furniture placed in a snail shape as a metaphor for home. The installation is combined with recorded short stories told by men and women of all ages about an act of care.
The everyday lives of mothers and carers involve Promethean acts that are rarely noticed, never told or re-presented. This is a small tribute to everyone who cares in the hope that ‘invisible’ value(s) can be (re)presented and change carers lives for the better.
The project was further developed at Artcore HOME residency 15th September -28th November, Derby
Most recordings have been collected anonymously but others can be found on https://soundcloud.com/user-382579533
More writing: delpha hudson_small promethean acts
Other projects where clay is used for performance and dialogue: What am I like? Exchange Gallery, 2013