November 2013 saw a series of intimate interactions, homely conversations + domestic dramas played out in a block of flats, still inhabited but in the midst of major refurbishment — Domestic hosted 7 pieces over 10 days by artists including the vacuum cleaner, Jo Bannon and Fergus J Evans, with work ranging from an immersive environment in a garage, to a solo naked shower piece and a woman’s story of domestic despair atop a ¼ton of potatoes… See the image gallery.
In September 2015, Domestic II was unleashed on a new block of flats, this time uninhabited, but definitely mid-refurbishment — Matthias Court (M3 6JD) was a space in transition — using only the top (15th) + ground floors over 3 nights + a day to show 17 pieces by artists including Leo Burtin, Ria Hartley, Catherine Hoffman, Cheryl Martin, Michael Pinchbeck + Louise Wallwein… See a rapid overview on vimeo + the image gallery.
In November 2017, Rent Party: Domestic Edition popped up next door in Salford’s Adelphi Court during its refurb… Part show, part party, Darren Pritchard Dance’s joyously defiant stand against growing up poor is a 21st century, austerity Britain, black, gay, immersive musical — for those just about managing. See the image gallery. Thanks to our generous audiences we donated £574.65 & four crates of food to Salford Foodbank.
Rent Party: Domestic Edition was presented by Word of Warning + The Guinness Partnership; commissioned by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; funded by Manchester City Council.
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