O_ bathroom residency
IN A HOUSE IN S.W LONDON
The Bathroom Residency takes place in the uppermost bathroom of a terraced house in South West London. It is organised by the daughter of the family resident there, although she no longer lives there herself. The bathroom has been selected as one of the only rooms where privacy is normal and hopes to further moments of solace and thought in the comfort found there.
The residency has two conditions. The first that the artist cannot leave the bathroom unless they wish to terminate the residency. The second that on crossing the threshold to the bathroom the artist becomes placed under the care of the family in the house, with all food and amenities provided for as best as possible within that space.
Although the residency is taking place in a family bathroom given a lack of artist spaces in London, it also hopes to use the family unit and interdependencies present there as a framework for conceptual exploration.
Bathroom Resident Nr #5 / Nr #4 Gregory Hari and Holly White scheduled
Bathroom Resident Nr #3
Amy Ash visiting soon
Bathroom Resident Nr #2
Dr James Lattin and The Museum of Imaginative Knowledge // 09.06.16
Twas with delight and some intrepidation that my parents opened up their bathroom to the Museum of Imaginative Knowledge. Dr James Lattin had proposed bringing along his postcard collection, so naturally their fears rotated around how the cards would be affixed to the walls. The video below offers a ravaging solution.
Tours of the Museum for the drawing elite of local primary school proved popular and started with an introduction to the bathroom residency, assessing the role of bathrooms for temporarily displaying items by looking at the items on show in a dolls house bathroom. The young guests were then ushered into the bathroom where museological issues surrounding the storage and display of postcards were discussed alongside the aesthetic and popular culture value of the exhibits themselves.
Bathroom Resident Nr #1
Sarah Boulton // 23.02.16