Home is a new project by Friction, in partnership with Vanley Burke and Birmingham Hippodrome. Vanley is taking photographs of older African-Caribbean women and asking them ‘what does home mean to you?’. The portraits will be exhibited at the Hippodrome, to engage with their audience and will have added AR – so you will be able to hear what home means to each of them by downloading a free app onto your phone.
We intend to celebrate these extraordinary women, who have helped make modern Birmingham what it is today, in a climate where the very fact of whether it is their home is put into question, ironically by the Home Office.
Home will be at Birmingham Hippodrome from 10th December 2019, until February 21st 2020.
Home is part of our Word From The Wise programme, which aims to commission elder artists to make new work.