Colectivo Offmothers: House Taken Over

Conquering the Domestic Space

16
Feb
2018
12
May
2018
19:30 to 21:30
Colectivo Offmothers: House Taken Over

Image: courtsey of the artists

A house or home is not just a physical space but a place that accommodates the whole conceptual weft associated with upbringing, family and the distribution of functions by gender. It is unquestionably the place where biological differences are gradually configured as political inequalities and where women are defined by their condition of mother, spouse and housewife.

Seen in this light, the home hampers, when not completely preventing us from overcoming the domestic. It obstructs progress towards any other project that might transcend its rhythms and habits. But, what would happen if our home stopped being a prison and became a hideout? What would happen if the walls of our domestic spaces were permeable to our personal projects? What would happen if the home were also our workshop, the space proper to our time and our projects?

Casa tomada (House Taken Over) is the Offmothers Collective’s response to these questions. Yet, although in Julio Cortázar’s short story the inhabitants end up abandoning the house in the face of forces that distorted its vital order, in the Offmothers’ Casa tomada the order is distorted in order to endure in it and to explore a new redefinition of the home

Artists: Susana Carro, Natalia Pastor, Elena de la Puente,Roxana Popelka, Eugenia Tejón, Gema Ramos y Blanca Prendes.

Activity subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Governments of the Principality of Asturias



Latest News
The Asturian Artists’ Archive The Asturian Artists’ Archive

Since 2010 the Mediateca_Archivo [Mediatheque archive] at LABoral holds the Asturian Artists’ ...

Noé Baranda, Pablo Iglesias, Santiago Lara and Helena Toraño win the competition by LABoral and El Comercio to contribute to the newspaper’s front page Noé Baranda, Pablo Iglesias, Santiago Lara and Helena Toraño win the competition by LABoral and El Comercio to contribute to the newspaper’s front page

The call was aimed at creators who are part of the Asturian Artists’ Archive at the Centro de Arte

LABoral and El Comercio launch a call for proposals to develop four artistic projects LABoral and El Comercio launch a call for proposals to develop four artistic projects

The call is aimed at creators who are part of the art centre’s Asturian Artists’ Archive and ...

more ...

 

 

  • Information

  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
  • Contact
Personal tools
Log in