We’re looking forward to heading over to HOME this week to see our Elle’s exhibition of photographic works. Elle’s photography, shown in the Granada Foundation Gallery on floor 1, is shot on traditional 35mm film or with a digital camera. Using prop and set design, Elle creates fantastical scenes that are imaginative and experimental and comprise of the people, nature and objects she encounters.
Elle’s exhibition opens Saturday 14 Nov 2015 and runs until Sunday 10 Jan 2016
Whilst you are at HOME, don’t forget to check out their new exhibition Safe.
Saturday 14 Nov 2015 – Sunday 3 Jan 2016
“Are you allergic to the 21st century?”
This major new group exhibition takes Todd Haynes’ influential understated masterpiece Safe (1995) as a starting point for a series of new commissions in moving image, sculpture, print, writing and performance from Claire Makhlouf Carter, Chris Paul Daniels, Yoshua Okon, 2014 Turner Prize nominee James Richards and Camilla Wills alongside existing work by Michael Dean, Sunil Gupta, Laura Morrison and Jala Wahid.
Haynes’ film stars Julianne Moore as Carol White, a 1980s Californian housewife who becomes increasingly allergic to everyday domestic products and routine activities, eventually moving to an enclosed community in New Mexico. It can be read as a reflection on environmental issues, sexual politics, the AIDS epidemic and suburban disillusionment. White appears trapped, either incapable or unwilling to reconcile the psychological and the physical.
Safe is one of a series of exhibitions coming up at HOME that takes a classic or influential film as inspiration. Alongside the exhibition, HOME will be publishing a new book, Transactions of Desire: Are you allergic to the 21st century? featuring responses by artists and writers to the languages of self-help and the film Safe.