House Arrest: Domestic Actions

 

House Arrest: Domestic Actions

House Arrest: Domestic Actions is a six-screen installation with multi-channel sound.

In House Arrest: Domestic Actions the kitchen table is used as a stage for a
series of small scale, resonant domestic actions.  Using ordinary and familiar
items such as eggs, cream, tea cups,
an iron, kitchen utensils etc, Spence and Irvine perform a sonorous choreography
to camera where actions allow for subtle transgressions.  These slight
contraventions of the norms of domestic behaviour bring heightened consideration
to common household acts.

House Arrest: Domestic Actions was created in collaboration with Zoë Irvine


A single screen cinematic version is also
available.


Thank you to Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University, Duncan
of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and Schedule D Film Productions for
their support.