To coincide with the London Design Festival this September, Elephant West, the innovative new art space in West London, will be hosting a series of adventurous and immersive installations, exploring the idea of “home” and what it means in today’s world and in our increasingly digital future. The exhibition launched with an opening party on Friday the 6th of September.
As current ideas of who we are, what we should be doing and how we should live are all under question, our idea of “home” has changed significantly at both an individual and collective level and yet home, or the idea of home, remains the place we turn to for both healing and restoration.
From a dining room of the future that brings people together from different realities, times and places, to a bedroom that shields us from the ever pervading digital world, to a Halotherapy room that exudes wellbeing in the form of a rococo salt cave, to a Microflora Pharmaroom that acts as a responsive space to regenerate our cells, Elephant West will take the visitor on a multi-sensory journey of healing spaces of the future, that is both playful and engaging.
Becca Pelly-Fry, Curator of Welcome Home comments, “We live in an unprecedented time of rapid change and social, economic and political upheaval and with that how we live and what home actually means has changed. Welcome Home takes a slight tongue in cheek approach to our idea of home in the future and what our new domestic environment might look like.
Increasingly, we return home after a busy working day to rest and recover from the stresses and anxieties of daily life; if home is becoming a space for healing, what might that look like in the future?”
Welcome Home features artists from across the UK and abroad, working across a number of disciplines and sometimes working in partnership, to include Marisa Adesman and Christian Berman, Amanda Baum and Rose Leahy, David Rickard, Aideen Barry and Bompas and Parr Studio.
Welcome Home will include the following works:
The Dining Room by Marisa Adesman and Christian Berman. Film & video
Host by Amanda Baum and Rose Leahy. Installation
The Bedroom by David Rickard. Installation
Not to be Known by Aideen Barry. Film & video
The Halotherapy Room by Bompas and Parr Studio. Installation
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