The Terrace is a new installation by artist Andy McKeown for LightNight 2020.
Andy is creating an illuminated ‘street’ of terraced houses, each one live mixed with different notions of what makes a home, created in collaboration with Liverpool residents, and he needs your help.
We’d like to invite you to contribute photographs or film to be included in the work; whether it’s old photographs of your family at the dinner table in the 1960s or the colourful fabric of your new sofa or your front door, we’re looking for images that capture your idea of home. It could be your shared student digs, a long-forgotten residential street, a homely snap from the family photo album or even a pic of your beloved kettle – we’re looking for anything that, to you, makes a house a home.
The resulting light installation will be a colourful collage of photography and film through the years, exploring what ‘home’ means to people of all ages who live, work and study in Liverpool.
There are a few ways you can get involved with the project:
Drop in Session
Have a trawl of the family archive and bring your old photographs or objects from home to be photographed by the artist Andy McKeown at the following sessions:
Victoria Gallery & Museum — 24 March 2020 at 2:30pm-5pm
You can send photographs of ‘home’ via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please keep files under 2MB). Please use ‘Home 2020’ as the subject line.
Submit photographs via your Instagram account. Add your post as normal and simply tag it with #LLN2020TPIC (it has to be set to public to work).
Make a 10 Second Film
Make a 10-second film clip depicting home life. For the best result, stay still and keep your phone upright whilst you film the action – it needs to be precisely 10 seconds long. Once you’re happy, add your 10 second clip to Instagram including the tag #LLN2020TVID.
You can make as many clips as you’d like, but be sure to tag each one so we can see them. Your clips will be incorporated into the light installation, so don’t forget to pop along on LightNight and see them!