OPENING NIGHT// Home is where the body isn't // Henrique Paris

  • By Henrique Paris
12th September 2019
Event Times: 
17:00 - 20:00

Turf Projects

Whitgift Centre 46-47 Trinity Court
Croydon CR0 1UQ
Latitude: 51.376333
Longitude: -0.099094

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Dancing is my way of escapism. If I feel ‘home’, I will dance.

The opening Night // 12 Sept 5-8pm
With a performance 'Defining space by not conforming to it.' at 7:30pm. BYOB with Turf signature cocktails

The exhibition continues 13-28 Sept
Open Wed-Sat 11-5pm & Until 8pm Thurs At Turf, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free and open to all

‘Home is where the body isn’t.’ is an exhibition of work by this year’s Turf x Croydon College artist-in-residence, Henrique Paris. Henrique is a multidisciplinary artist exploring how structures like ‘home’, space, time, movement and verbal language can either restrict or free us in expressing ourselves. The exhibition takes as its starting point the idea of ‘home’ as a feeling, as opposed to a physical place. The works in the show – which include photography, video, sculpture, text, and performance – explore this feeling and consider how our sense of ‘home’ can inform our ability /inability to communicate with the world around us.

The Turf x Croydon College residency is a yearly opportunity for Croydon College students. The residency offers a solo exhibition opportunity following a free studio space for a month, mentorship & professional development, £500 for the successful applicant and £500 materials budget.

Henrique Paris’ practice is based on philosophical questions around; being, human behaviour, communication and cultural & social structures which affect our behaviours. In turn, Paris explores how these behaviours represent ourselves in the world. Often Paris’ practice is a collaborative endeavour between the artist and other individuals, or involves the setting up of situations and installations where others are influenced to interact or behave in certain ways.
Paris has completed Croydon School of Art’s Foundation Art & Design course in 2019.

Find more of Henrique Paris’ work at @h00dvisionario

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