House Arrest: Domestic Actions

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.

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.

© Pernille Spence 2020

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