Laundry

In collaboration with Bouffant Collective, 2011 – ongoing

Anyone who has seen the film ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ (1985) will know that such quotidian places are rich ground for unfolding narratives between walks of life. They are a die-hard social mixing ground tarnished by the suds and wash cycles of time, where strangers load in and load out. With swimming baths and libraries under threat, laundrettes seem like one of the last surviving “third spaces” separate from the home or workplace, where we hang out.

‘Laundry’ makes use of this “third space” by putting the local artist in the midst of the action. In a series of interventions documented in pocket films shot on mobile phones and handheld cameras, ‘Laundry’ momentarily embeds the performer in the community.

LAUNDRY #10: BERNHOLZ from Bouffant Collective on Vimeo
LAUNDRY #9 Woodpecker Wooliams, Kim Launderette, St. Georges Rd, Kemp Town, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #8 Mid-West Blues, Kim Launderette, St. Georges Rd, Kemp Town, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #7 Lee Clayden, Western Road Launderette, Western Road, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #6 Hour Hands, Preston Launderette, Circus Parade, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #5 Duke Raoul, Launderette, Preston Drove, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #4 Seadog, Launderette, Upper Hamilton Road, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #3 Martha Rose, St James’s Laundry Centre, St James’s Street, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #2 G minor, Soap Box Laundrette, Montreal Road, Brighton and Hove, UK
LAUNDRY #1 The Creaking Chair, The Laundromat, Powis Road, Brighton and Hove, UK