Shifting

An interactive, temporary artwork exploring the tension between inner and outer spaces utilizing film, sound and performance.

The mirrored caravan was hidden beneath a removable floral ‘domestic’ style fabric cover. On arriving at a destination, the cover was removed by the artists as performance, turned inside out and attached to the interior of the caravan. The side of the caravan was removed. The interior contained cinema seats and screen and visitors were able to enter and watch a film of the caravan journeying to the point of viewing (with the floral cover on the outside of the caravan) and were able to view CCTV live footage of the space and people surrounding the exterior of the caravan.

Jo Hodges in collaboration with Alice Francis

Commission for Spring Fling 2006. ‘Shifting’ toured the region during the 4 day ‘Spring Fling’ open studios event.

Categories: Installation, Interactive, Jo Hodges, Performance, Pre 2013

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.

Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.

She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.