Collective Dwelling

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Date: 1997 - 1999
Matériaux: Diverse textiles, eyelets
Dimensions: Installation dimension variable, each module 120 x 120 cm
Catalogued: Lucy + Jorge Pattern Book: an introduction to collaborative practices, 2009. London: Black Dog Publishing; Lucy Orta Body Architecture, 2003. Munich: Verlag Silke Schreiber;
Exhibition history: 1999, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland; 1998 Grand Street Rink, New York, USA; Creux de l'Enfer, Thiers, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

The Collective Dwelling installation brings together the different canvas modules co-created with teenagers and children children at the Henry Street Settlement (NYC), Lycée Sonia Delauney (Cholet) and Arc en Ciel orphange (Thiers), alongside adult residents from the Gorbals Estate (Glasgow). The modules were presented in iterative settings in USA, France and Scotland between 1997 and 1999 uniting members of the community and people from diverse backgrounds to explore, the body, identity and notions of home.