Over The Threshold

 

Soho Projects: FrenchMottershead Over The Threshold

Soho Projects is a series of commissions that use photography to explore and document London’s Soho area.

Over the Threshold provides a unique insight into the everyday lives and domestic spaces of those who call Soho home. Frequently overlooked as a residential area, Soho houses up to 5,000 people, many in social housing. During their residency, FrenchMottershead met people from all areas in Soho and witnessed the strong sense of community to be found there. London based artist duo FrenchMottershead spent 6 months as artists in residence in Soho.
Collaborating with residents, FrenchMottershead worked with Photographer Adrian Wood to photograph groups within their homes using movement, clothing and props to create eleven narrative works that recall classical tableaux. Each work visually portrays a theme such as the challenges of urban gardening, coping with the pressures of living in a small space, the ongoing battle to defend residents’ rights, as well as the joy of being able to walk everywhere and the evocative early-morning experience of hearing the Household Cavalry exercise their horses through the Soho streets…

Soho Projects is a series of commissions that use photography to explore and document London’s Soho area and is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery and supported by Bloomberg.

 

You can find out more about artists FrenchMottershead and their practice at www.frenchmottershead.com

 

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