What visitors are saying about HOUSE 2015
We’ve been listening to a range of audience feedback to various HOUSE 2015 exhibitions.
Responses to Joseph Popper’s The Same Face:
> [a father to his child] Do you want one of these in your bedroom?
> I want my own drone to control to blow up things..
> [two friends] This reminds me of something… this is YOU at the controls in your house… it’s so funny, this really sums you up. [the other friend, in response, gesturing to the red buttons] …and these would be the missile launchers.
> What’s really weird is the whole thing’s like something out of Dr Who.
> As a child I used to have a joystick identical to this one – it’s weird not to be able to touch it.
> It’s really hard not to touch it – with all those red buttons.
> If you pressed a button here it would be terrible.
> It’s a wicked space to put it the installation in.
> I love the way you’ve got different layers of the surrounding walls exposed.
> We’ve seen some really interesting things today.
> It would have had more power if it was real photographs
> It’s not Dr Who-like it’s Blue Peter-like, and it’s very gendered, like model railways. It makes you want to fiddle with it. It’s very much a boys thing to make. I’m liking it more now we’ve talked about it.
Responses to Nathan Coley’s Portraits of Dissension:
> It’s a very formative space… it doesn’t take anything away from the artwork.
> I like the way you don’t realise until you go around the back… the things that have happened to it… the things that made it successful.
> This is beautiful.
Response to Amanda Loomes’ Relict Material:
> She must have asked really good questions because the answers weren’t benign, like what’s your favourite aggregate? – Sand. We really loved that Amanda Loomes one, didn’t we…