HOUSE Festival Set To Return This Spring

Image by Brian LaRossa

The festival season has begun, and we’re kicking it off this May with Brighton and Hove’s annual contemporary and visual arts festival, HOUSE.

The sister festival of Artists Open Houses is set to return for its 8th season with a series of new commissions being featured in exhibits across the city.

The theme for this years event is HOME.

HOUSE 2016 Curator and Director of Photoworks, Celia Davies explains: “This year, HOUSE is interested in Home as a sense of place and what it means for us; about the constructed private spaces we create in relation to society and our relationship to the technological, physical and political landscapes that surround us.

For some Home is just a physical dwelling, for others it signifies where we root our daily lives, or a direct reflection of our identity. Home can also be a concept, a locator in our mind-set that can make us feel secure, or at times uneasy.”

The festival offers a platform for contemporary visual artists to showcase their work and engage with the public. It has been announced that Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing will be the featured artist for the event. Wearing will be showcasing her latest project Room with a view, a film project featuring open submissions from the public. Members of the public contribute by sending in a short clip of either their curtains or blinds, revealing the view from the window. The exhibit will be held in Brighton University Galleries.

Other artists who will be showcasing their work include Felicity Hammond and Thompson Hal.

The exhibits will be held all over the city and showcased in a range of non-traditional venues and public spaces. Admission to the event is free, and will run from 30 April-29 May.

Further event details can be found here.

 

rene@bjournal.co

Feature image: Brian LaRossa via the Creative Commons License

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