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.
Small sculptures made from found domestic objects combined with stoneware figures are displayed on furniture plinths. 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
Small Promethean Acts, installation view, Hypatia Trust, Penzance, July 2019
The first installation was made with projections of stars or sunlight in the background. The short exhibition had ambient sound recordings of community and individual short stories of care.
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