To conclude Backstage Production, our month-long exhibition and open office, Theatrum Mundi is hosting a long weekend of discussions, performances, readings and screenings that will reveal the invisible ways that artists’ homes underpin the cultural life of the city.

Stephen Sutcliffe
Flora Pitrolo
Toby Patterson
DJ Fergus Clark

Alongside our research into different approaches to the provision of infrastructures for culture, we are bringing together artists, musicians, performers, writers, curators and researchers to discuss home as a cultural infrastructure. We will be talking about kitchen tables, spare bedrooms, home offices, home studios, garages, sheds, bedrooms, bathrooms and gardens, as well as the social, political, historical, geographical and urban conditions around them and how work is made or influenced by them. We aim to share some homemade work and consider what happens when a place of dwelling becomes a workplace or home becomes the work itself.

We aim to invite practitioners from across different creative fields to discuss their relationship with the domestic in their practice. Through the screenings and discussions, we would also like to look at historical examples from Virginia Woolf’s room of her own, through Margaret Tait’s films set around her home in the Orkneys, to Derek Jarman’s cottage and garden in Dungeness. We are likely to also do some future gazing and consider whether home as a cultural infrastructure is going to become more prominent in the future. Should growing cities such as Glasgow pay more attention to these spaces?

All the events are free and open to all, with separate registration for each day.

Friday 21 June 

18.30   Doors open
19.00   Homemade art: panel discussion with researcher Susannah Haslam, urban
              designer Cecily Chua and Jude Barber, Architect and Director of Collective Architecture 
20.30   DJ Fergus Clark and drinks

Saturday 22 June

A series of Workroom Conversations On Homework will invite practitioners to open up a conversation around the way domestic space shapes their craft. Contributors include visual artist Stephen Sutcliffe, filmmaker Margaret Salmon, poet Rhona Warwick musician & performer Flora Pitrolo, writer Alison Irvine and urban practitioner  Michael Gozo – further contributors to be announced shortly. Tea and cake between each conversation.

16.00   Workroom Conversation On Homework: House
17.00   Workroom Conversation On Homework: Street
18.00   Workroom Conversation On Homework: City
19.00   Cucina Povera: acoustic performance 
20.00   DJ Yves, DJ Flora Pitrolo (ACC) and drinks

Sunday 23 June

15.00    Walk and readings: led by artist Toby Paterson and poet Niall Campbell
17.00    Out of Office: What TM’s team does when they are not making a living
               Round table with presentations and readings over afternoon tea
19.00    Screening: Estate: A Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Homemade is curated and organised by Theatrum Mundi in partnership with Agile City and forms part of Architecture Fringe 2019. The programme is generously supported by Creative Scotland.