Using the installation as a starting point and with viewer participation, the Broken Home collection will develop and transform from place to place.

Sidney and Elsie at Home, Templars Square Cowley, Oxford 2011

Sidney and Elsie at Home Templars Square Cowley, Oxford 2011

Sidney and Elsie at home February 2011

Sidney and Elsie at home February 2011

Exhibition Dates

Exhibition Dates

Templars Square - Oxford
21st-4th March 2011

Art T Centre, Crowell Road - Oxford
4th March - 4th April 2011
Private view 11th March

Chetwoods Architects - Clerkenwell London
June 2011



anyone visiting bring object

Anyone visiting Broken Home can participate by donating an object from their home which will feature in the following exhibition.
In exchange for this, if they wish, they may select an object from the current installation to have as a souvenir, a memento. This process will be documented through photography and film, catalogue and archive.

Broken Home Invite

Broken Home Invite

Broken Home Photo Shoot

Broken Home Photo Shoot
June 2011 Chetwoods Architects. London

Broken Home photo shoot

Broken Home photo shoot
Chetwoods Architects. London
A 3.D montage, Broken Home is an installation consisting of 3 timber-framed, interlocking cubes housing a collection of everyday objects, placed almost as if in motion, coming together or exploding apart
The familiarity of everyday objects placed in a different context evokes vivid memories, the way in which I can walk into a strangers house and on seeing some lino on the floor am momentarily cast back into my childhood.

The transitory nature of daily life is captured for an instant through Archive, Catalogue and Museum, where a Moment becomes fixed in History.

Memory boxes and a cabinet of curiosities, Museum Culture and the spoils of an Empire, Categorisation, Classification, Specification, Broken Pots, Vessels containing fragments of the past and telling, perhaps, the story of the people who once used them.

Broken Home originated from a collaboration between 3rd year students of Interior Architecture. Inspired by Cornelia Parker’s Cold Dark Matter: an exploded view (1991), this domestic domain looks at the many components the interior has to offer.