From February 6th to March 13th 2014 thirteen artists occupied and developed work in response to 20,000 sqf of a deserted office floor as a part of Office Sessions in East India Dock, London, under the banner of HOUSERULES.
Throughout the project, a space for spontaneous experimentation was created for both artists and audience. HOUSERULES will continue operating in this way in the future, although unsubscribed to a fixed location, and as a nomadic occurrence appearing in unexpected places.
HOUSERULES embraces indeterminacy; bringing, but also questioning, freedom, action and play into the context of an exhibition and the given space.
HOUSERULES will invite artists to contribute, and the work will take on a variety of media, including performance, film, installation, sculpture, text and sound. Each particular location will come with its own set of ‘house rules’ and will be the starting point for each artist’s response through his or her own ‘lens’.