7 August 2020
Reporter: David Upton
HOME in Manchester has expanded its online audience internationally through the Homemakers series of commissions, which invited artists to make work from their own homes that could be experienced online.
Audiences from 34 countries including Brazil, Hong Kong and Nepal have enjoyed work by artists such as Bryony Kimmings, Ad Infinitum and Ugly Bucket.
Other countries where the works have found an audience include Canada, Afghanistan, Luxembourg, Estonia and South Korea.
There have been 26 Homemakers works so far, including live events on Zoom, short films, games, handwritten stories delivered by post and venues from across the country have been involved, commissioning their own new works to be hosted on the HOME web site. The series goes from strength to strength, with three more works released—from Hafsah Aneela Bashir (commissioned by Oldham Coliseum Theatre), Hester Ullyart and Leaphia Darko (both commissioned by the RADA Festival).
HOME says the online series will continue even after their building reopens, which is currently planned to happen on September 4.