Je suis l’space où je suis (I am the space where I am). — Noël Arnaud
In recent times, for seven out of seven days, we have been living between four walls. Many of us are finding ourselves re-discovering our homes and the objects within them as we search for comfort and deeper meaning in the face of adversity. Social isolation has sharpened the focus upon the everyday rituals of being human and the idea of home as space of safety and solace – where we might nurture our creative or inner selves.
A Room with a View
A Room with a View is a virtual art exhibition about everyday being and ritual. Featuring contemporary works of photography, drawing, moving image, literature and design by leading female creatives, the exhibition examines the creative impulse and the role of the home in shaping and nurturing our sense of self, especially in times of hardship.
For more information on what the exhibition encompasses, please enter the space at: https://www.correspondences.work/a-room-with-a-view-entry
Why the focus on women?
For many the emphasis upon the home as a place of safety and solace during the pandemic rings true. However, for victims of domestic violence, most of whom are women, this is not the case. Women also continue to be disadvantaged in the workplace, making them more susceptible in times of economic hardship.
Along with being a driver of much-needed income for female creatives, this project is conceived as a platform for social connectivity and a marker of respect, love and pride for woman's distinctive art-making and thinking. It also highlights the vital importance of home – as a space for safety, solace and self-discovery - bringing attention to the need for greater support of vulnerable women in our communities.
Our creatives include; Ali McCann, Edwina Stevens, Jo Lane, Julie Koh, Carolyn Ang and Emma Thomson.
Ali McCann, Karen, 2019 (detail), chromogenic print © Ali McCann