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Summer 2020’s series of Domestic “at homes” invites artists to try out new works about what’s on their minds — using whatever resources they have to hand…

What can you make when your kitchen table is the stage + your camera is the audience? If you’d like to get involved, see our open call for artists.

Domestic origins…

In 2013/15/17 we presented Domestic works in tower blocks in transition — little did we know then, that in 2020 our homes would become our only stages and only auditoria…

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.

Domestic (Summer 2020) is presented by Word of Warning + produced by hÅb. | #DomesticMcr

Last updated 10 July, 6.05pm