open for inspection 2014

A Homefullness project
at West Space, Melbourne
from the Untitled collective

Open for Inspection is a socially engaged and participatory art exhibition project.

For Open for Inspection, Keely Macarow, Neal Haslem, Mim Whiting and Mick Douglas will research trends in Australian and Swedish housing to explore how these countries deal with housing stress and homelessness. We will investigate how aspirations for housing and home ownership can be signified through objects, material, graphic and video interventions, and create new artworks and public forums for the Front Space at West Space (Melbourne) that respond to the aspiration of homefullness (rather than homelessness). The installation will be informed by Swedish Functionalist architecture and the design conceits of the Swedish company IKEA, which through its standardized manufacturing has furnished and framed our understanding and aspiration of contemporary housing. We will install new artworks and present public forums over the 4.5 weeks of the exhibition period from 26 June – 26 July 2014.