House Arrest: Domestic Actions
by Zoë Irvine & Pernille Spence 2016 (ongoing)
House Arrest: Domestic Actions is a six-screen installation with multi-channel sound.
In House Arrest: Domestic Actions the kitchen table is used as a stage for a
series of small scale, resonant domestic actions. Using ordinary and familiar
items such as eggs, cream, tea cups, an iron, kitchen utensils etc, Spence and Irvine perform a sonorous choreography to camera where actions allow for subtle transgressions. These slight contraventions of the norms of domestic behaviour bring heightened consideration to common household acts.
House Arrest continues to evolve. We are currently developing a single screen piece also. Versions of the installation have been shown as part of The Motherload, at the Hannah Maclure Centre Dundee (2016), the Alchemy Film Festival (2017) and as part of the Perth Dance Festival at Horsecross, Perth (2017).
Thank you to Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and Schedule D Film Productions for their support.