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Stair/Slide/Space: Love Kept Us Warm

31 August 2019 - 28 September 2019

'Love Kept Us Warm' is a constellation of exchanges with an expanded community to consider shifting ideas of boundaries and belonging. Culminating in a series of social gatherings and meals, the project asks the question: can conversations about the home help us to reimagine the institutional, social and political? 
'Love Kept Us Warm' will activate Gallery 3 throughout September 2019, with the documentation to be included in Southampton City Archives. 
The project is led by Stair/Slide/Space, a collective of artists and curators whose practice is grounded in cooperation, friendship and discussion. The group have been working as associate artists with John Hansard Gallery since we moved into our new home last year. 'Love Kept Us Warm' is the culmination of their time spent with us.
'Love Kept Us Warm' is presented as part of our Home Economics programme.

Events schedule:
'Love Kept Us Warm' Research Space 
Every Tuesday to Saturday throughout September, Gallery 3 will be an open space for researching, reflecting, writing, chatting and relaxing. 
Communal Lunch
Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout September a Kitchen Kiosk built by Stair/Slide/Space will be taken in procession through the streets of Southampton. The walk, to transport food that has been collectively cooked at Northam Community Centre to John Hansard Gallery where it will be openly shared performs a connection between the spaces. Lunch will be served at 1pm, your presence is welcome! For live updates on the procession and lunches please follow @johnhansardgallery on Instagram with #JHGLoveKeptUsWarm.
From 1-2pm on:
Thursday 5/12/19/26 September
Friday 6/13/20/27 September
Saturday 31 August, 7/14/21/28 September
Collective Reading/Listening/Moving activity
Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout September conversations throughout lunch will lead into collecting reading, listening or moving activities in Gallery 3 from 2pm. The collective activities will be experiments into active research methods questioning ideas surrounding Home. Resulting materials will be archived in the Southampton City Archives. No booking required, your presence is welcome!
From 2-4pm on:
Thursday 5 (Listening)/12 (Reading)/19 (Moving)/26 (Listening) September
Friday 6 (Reading)/13 (Moving)/20 (Listening)/27 (Reading) September 
Saturday 31 August (Reading)/7 (Moving)/14 (Moving)/21 (Reading)/28 (Moving) September

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