House Arrest: Domestic Actions

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House Arrest: Domestic Actions is a six-screen installation with multi-channel sound created in collaboration with Zoë Irvine.

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.

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Thank you to Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and Rob Page for their support.