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Creators:Cole, Sarah
Group or Collective Creators:Coram Young Parents Project, Jules Maxwell, Jonathan Woolf Architects, The Foundling Museum

Smother occupies the dolls-house frame of 101 Kings Cross Road, resting precariously above London's river Fleet. The inhabitants of Smother show us a glimpse of a world where young parents navigate their own adulthood amidst the complexities of raising a child.

Climbing the narrow stairs of a three-sided tower, a girl searches for her lost cherries, is pushed aside by a braying buggy and tries not to throw the baby out with the bath water. Smother is a story of emotional resilience, adaptability, loneliness and joy, of constant battles and glorified victories.

Smother has been devised by Sarah Cole over a nine month period working with a core group of young parents and their children who attend a weekly drop-in at Coram Young Parents Project.

Work made during the development of Smother will also be on show within the collection of The Foundling Museum during the duration of the event.

Smother is also contributing to a Study of New Model Arts Institutions and Public Engagement by the University of Central Lancashire, exploring the relationship between artistic practice and personal/social transformation.

Official Website:http://www.artlyst.com/events/smother
Type of Research:Show/Exhibition
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:Performance, collaboration, socially-engaged, interaction, place
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:13 May 2010
Funders:Artangel Interaction, Coram
Related Websites:http://www.artangel.org.uk//projects/2010/smother/about_the_project/smother
Related Exhibitions:The Founding Museum Collections, London
Event Location:London, UK
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
101 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X13 May 201005 June 2010
Measurements or Duration of item:18 performances, 3 hours each
ID Code:3810
Deposited By:Prerna Bhatt
Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 14:00
Last Modified:21 Mar 2012 11:09
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