“Outside and inside are both intimate – they are always ready to be reversed to exchange their hostility. If there exists a border-line surface between such an inside-outside, this surface is painful on both sides.”

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Set within the residential space of a flat in a converted Victorian terrace, WITH(OUT) is a multimedia exhibition that brings together an interdisciplinary selection of artworks such as mixed media, installation film, performance, talks and workshops, romanticising the idea of “home”.

In an increasingly unstable global economic landscape, and drawing upon polynational understandings of the living space, the exhibition explores the ambivalent relationship between the interior and the exterior that plays out over issues such as identity, borders and migration, belonging and longing, the tensions of navigating between the different spheres.

We invite you in, though by crossing the threshold and entering, you are at once dissipating its boundaries and embarking a journey within and without.

Will you wipe your feet on your way in?

What residue of the exterior world will you bring in with you?


John Clang, Daniel Wallis, Nina Feldman, Yingmei Duan, Pablo Anton, Penzo + Fiore, Gloria Houng, Howard Hardiman, Valerie Grove, Kate Munro, Gourmandizing, Lucia Lopez, Helen Omand, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, The Light Surgeons, Bianca Brunner.


From November 30, 2012, Friday – December 8, 2012, Saturday

Private view, 29 November 2012, Thursday

The exhibition is accompanied by an online screening programme and a series of artist/curator talks and workshops.

Curated by Something Human, an international curator collective that recognises the socio-historical-cultural contexts from which we work and interact, as well as brings together our concomitant interests in architecture, design, sculpture, mixed media, moving image and performance.