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1st Edition

Performing Home

ISBN 9781032176185
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Performing Home is the first sustained study of the ways in which artists create artworks in, and in response to, domestic dwellings.

In the context of growing interest in ideas and practices that cross between architecture, arts practice and performance, it is valuable to understand what happens when artists make work in and about specific buildings. This is particularly important with domestic dwellings, which can be bound up with experiences, issues, practices and understandings of home. The book focuses on a range of recent artistic projects to identify and investigate critical ways by which artists practise domestic dwellings. In doing so, it addresses the ways in which artists enquire into a dwelling, are resident in a dwelling, adapt the form of a dwelling, practise a mobile dwelling, and make a dwelling. By considering these practices together, Andrews demonstrates the breadth and significance of recent artistic engagement in and with domestic dwellings and highlights the contribution that artistic practice can make to the ways in which we understand the form and practice of a building.

Performing Home will be of particular relevance to scholars, students and practitioners in architecture, art and performance, to those in geography, material culture and cultural studies, and to anyone seeking to make sense of the place in which they live.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  Acknowledgements  At Home    1. Performing Home  2. Enquiry in Leave, Home, Stay and One Hundred Homes  3. Residency in Sweeney’s Bothy and Flat Time House  4. Adaptation in The Dollhouse and 12 Ballads for Huguenot House  5. Mobility in Mobile and Oh Europa  6. Making in Studio-House and A House for Essex  Towards a Field of Practice  Index

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Stuart Andrews is a writer, researcher and a Co-Director of Performing City Resilience. His work is concerned with performances of place in architecture, arts practice and everyday life.