HOME announces new Homemakers

Published: 5 June 2020
Reporter: David Chadderton

Homemakers at HOME Manchester

Five new Homemakers, a series of online works presented by HOME Manchester alongside national partners, are now available from Thursday 4 June.

The new works include James Monaghan’s sunset to sunrise online performance Let’s Spend the Night Together, Ugly Bucket’s short film ABC (Anything But Covid), both commissioned by HOME, METIS’ Love Letters to a Liveable Future commissioned by Cambridge Junction, Vici Wreford-Sinnott’s Siege commissioned by ARC Stockton and Sasha Milavic Davies & Lucy Railton’s Everything That Rises Must Dance commissioned by Complicité.

Monaghan’s durational piece, Let’s Spend the Night Together, will be delivered via Zoom on 20 June and features a band of Manchester based young people who set out to imagine the multiple possible ways in which the rest of their lives, and the future of the world, might pan out. Ugly Bucket’s ABC (Anything But Covid) is “a madcap step by step guide that will show you how to make the most of your time in lockdown, squeezing your creative juices to the very last drop.”

Commissioned by Complicité, Everything That Rises Must Dance on 20 June is “a compelling celebration of female movement, incorporating both the everyday and the universal.”

An array of collaborators take part in METIS’ Love Letters to a Liveable Future, including Zoë Svendsen with Anna-Maria Nabirye, Charlie Folorunsho, Jess Mabel Jones, Lucy Wray, Nicky Childs, Shôn Dale-Jones, Stefanie Müller and Tom Ross-Williams, using the current situation to co-create a vision of an alternative future. Following on from a series of filmed live discussions by Arc Stockton, Vici Wreford-Sinnott’s Siege explores what it means to be disabled and ‘looked at’.

All works will be made available via the HOME web site on a ‘pay what you can model’.