Peace Be To This House / Pax Huic Domui
Performance/Site Specific, Durational performance for 3 days.
Commissioned by Derbyshire Open
This work was commissioned by Derbyshire Open Studios (June 2012), as part of the Open Spaces Programme. It was housed at Hartington Youth Hostel.
The work explores the artist living in a fragmented tree house, for duration of three days. Though lightening and thunder did put a stop to part this. I developed a conversation with a crow which was unscripted.
The work is inspired by the surrounding landscape and the natural environment as well as looking at the contrasts and conflicts of human influences on the landscape. Here the artist is exploring the notions of the urban environment colliding with the natural one, in this case a home and a tree. It brings together the tensions and the struggles of these opposing worlds. Whilst simultaneously playing with childhood memories of tree house's but also questions the value and security of a home.