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The Irreducible Forces of Home: Ensemble Art Practices of Parent/Artists during COVID 19
The Irreducible Forces of Home: Ensemble Art Practices of Parent/Artists during COVID explores the creative ecologies of five parent/artists during lockdown who, in different ways, celebrate the entanglement of multiple, interconnected tasks. Each example moves us, as reader, through the rooms and passages of a home, across the threshold of the front door, into the garden and across the road to the communal space of an adjacent park. As we move, what becomes apparent are the productive tensions that arise between imaginative, social and environmental connections and how they can change from an individuals practice to that of a family and a community. To move through the home to outdoors, highlights the significance of ‘place’ within those attachments and relationships, and the ways in which creative practice can play a substantial role in attending to, sustaining, and cherishing ways of belonging in the world.