PM Gallery and House
Paula Mettler's slightly larger than life photographic portraits of contemporary women in period costume haunt and disturb, within Soane's (once) rural retreat. In the Upstairs Drawing Room, David Mabb's large paintings, overworking a William Morris fabric called 'Bird and Anemone', will create confusion, clamouring for attention against the vigorously patterned wallpaper. In line with Soane's eccentric delight in the Folly, Peter Dukes places a model Folly in the Gallery, furnished in the style of the House, with peepholes, through which video imagery will show 18th Century inhabitants enacting rituals of self adornment, giving a 'what the butler saw' quality. In a 3 hour performance, (date to be confirmed), Duke's will undertake similar rituals, appearing throughout the House.