Domestic Dystopia paintings combine every day domestic details with strange medieval or historical scenes made to change and reshape our thinking about our everyday lived experiences of domesticity and care. Find out more & watch a film of Delpha working & talking about her studio work.
A hundred small un-monumental stoneware figures combined with found objects were made between 2017-19 They aim to make domesticity visible and celebrate caring acts and have been shown and sold individually as well as part of a larger installation Small Promethean Acts. The sculptures displayed on furniture plinths were accompanied by a quiet hum of stories recorded from the public can be heard from speakers hanging from the ceiling which can be put to your ear. In the 2019 installation all of these stories were collected from communities in Derby describing an act of care performed for the ones they love.
You can listen to some of the stories here: Small Promethean Acts on Soundcloud
The installation creates an immersive space for reflection on cultural and societal value place on domestic acts. It weaves stories and narratives between sculpture and sound, to celebrate and represent ‘home workers’ and carers. Creating visibility and voice for people who care, and work from home has the potential to change their sense of value, and this project aims to change the value of care in society.
Find out more about the project at the Artcore Gallery
Sign up to hear about what’s new below – or view work on Instagram:delphahudson