Welcome Home: A Speculation on Living Spaces
6 September – 6 October 2019
Elephant West Gallery, 62 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RH
Elephant West 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.
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, Head Curator of Elephant West 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 Christian Berman and Marisa Adesman, Baum & Leahy with Richard Beckett, David Rickard, Aideen Barry and Bompas & Parr Studio.