Scott King : Keep the home fires burning and Mother and Child (Luton)

Hunt, Andrew [Curator of an exhibition] (2016) Scott King : Keep the home fires burning and Mother and Child (Luton). Scott King : Keep the home fires burning and Mother and Child (Luton). .

Abstract

For ‘As You Change, So Do I’, artist Scott King will produce Keep the home fires burning, an event that will include performances by a lone violinist and local Bedfordshire musicians at Luton railway station during the morning and evening rush hours on 29 September to send off and subsequently welcome back commuters to London. Importantly, the artist will work alongside the renowned filmmaker Paul Kelly to create a document of the town’s commuter population on this day that will result in a short, three-minute film that will operate in much the same way as a pop video. King will also involve local residents to reconstruct Henry Moore’s famous series of sculptures Mother and Child, works that were made during the 1920s through to the 1960s, and which became a staple for civic public sculpture during the post-war era in the UK. Titled Mother and Child (Luton), new images taken by photographer Elliot Kennedy will result in a series of projected impressions of families from the local community, a selection of which will be shown in sequence between September and December 2016 on the site of the old Gurney’s hat factory wall on the corner of Bute Street and Guildford Street. ‘As You Change, So Do I’ has been commissioned by Luton Culture and is funded by Arts Council England.

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Title: Scott King : Keep the home fires burning and Mother and Child (Luton)
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
As You Change, So Do I, The Hat Factory, Luton, U.K.29 September 201631 December 2016
Research Area: Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture and the built environment
Art and design
Drama, dance and performing arts
Education
English language and literature
History of art, architecture and design
Music
Philosophy
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Contemporary Art Research Centre
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Depositing User: Andrew Hunt
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/36151

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