AboutHome Service is an exhibition and series of events by the British artist and musician Edwin Burdis that explores the notion of home as a personal refuge and as a collective national experience.
Alluding to both the human body (our permanent 'home') and Burdis' former bedroom in his mother's East London flat (a home that the artist has only recently departed), his evolving installation of drawings and sculptures in the Hayward Project Space explores the ties that bind us to family, friends and the wider public realm.
Over the show's five week run, Burdis will be resident in the Hayward Project Space from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, creating new work in situ.
During this time, the Project Space will also function as a venue for performances and talks by Burdis and his collaborators, and as a place for the artist to discuss the meaning of 'home' with visitors to the gallery and a range of invited guests from across British society.
Burdis will record his interactions with these visitors and compile them in a weekly 'radio show' - also entitled 'Home Service' - that will be broadcast over a set of speakers on the Hayward Gallery's façade and via the website home-service.org.uk, developed with Kieron Livingston.