17/11/2022 - 25/02/2023
Contemporary - Film
Martha Rosler, Noam Toran, Superflux, & Simone Niquille - At Home
At Home consists of four films which each explore a key theme of domesticity: shelter, identities, well-being and connectivity. Created by the artists, designers and researchers Martha Rosler, Noam Toran, Superflux, and Simone Niquille between 1989 and 2021, the films offer a critical reflection on the values and meanings of the home in the past, present and future.
- Shelter: Martha Rosler, Housing is a Human Right, 1989/2017
- Identities: Noam Toran, Desire Management, 2005
- Wellbeing: Superflux, Mitigation of Shock, Singapore, 2019
- Connectivity: Simone C Niquille/Technoflesh, Homeschool, 2019
The exhibition is the next step in an ongoing research project by Penny Sparke, Jana Scholze and Catharine Rossi, three members of Kingston University’s Modern Interiors Research Centre. It originated as At Home: Panorama de nos vies domestiques, an exhibition curated for the 12th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne (April to July 2022).
The exhibition invites all visitors – neighbours, artists, designers, architects, policy makers, students and staff – to join the curators in continuing their At Home research. Through the exhibition and accompanying programme it will explore ideas of shelter, identities, well-being and connectivity as core values of domestic life for humans and non-humans alike.