Five London artists explore the disused delicatessen and abandoned flat at 26 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, before its impending redevelopment. Working with the sense of dereliction and domestic discomfort inherent in the building, narratives are suggested about what might have happened here and who might have lived in the space.
Sophie Cullinan will use the shop floor to create an Abject Home Store; all the possible accoutrements of a life lived in the neglected flat above, wrapped and put out on display. Using a windowless space, squirrelled away at the back of the building, Marie-Louise Jones will install hanging pieces made of wood and chain suggesting an uneasy sense of restraint, while the sound of Rebecca Feiner’s harrowing film rumbles from the master bedroom at the top of the building.
Objects created by Maria Teresa Gavazzi and Julia Maddison will be placed throughout the rooms; masked faces, old photographs, broken and displaced domestic items, adding to the queasy, uncomfortable air of loneliness and neglect.