13 May 2011
a summer of art in a summer glass house
Starting from now this glass house at the MRI in Manchester is becoming the home to magical....bizarre...funny....enlightening....fabulous installations. They may stay for 2 hours, 2 days, 2 months.
Look out next week to find out how many spherical white balloons 2 artists can fit into a glass summer house.
The Summer House
This is an artwork we did for the St Mary's maternity hospital in Manchester.
We imagined that when the builders came to excavate the site, they discovered a neglected Victorian summer house. Rather than disappear, it had become home to a rich and magical collection of nature and otherworldliness. In this story we thought that the builders might be inspired to leave the structure there and build around it; a representation of the beauty and continuity of life through change and adversity.
Pregnancy and birth are huge times of change and creativity and we dedicate this courtyard to all mothers and specifically to ours.