Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War
January 18, 2018
Daily Life Ltd. are proud and excited to announce a major new artistic collaboration with our wonderful partners Wunderbar, in Newcastle.
Commissioned by 14-18 NOW as part of its finale programme, Great & Tiny War will occupy a house in Newcastle from Autumn 2018. Here’s more about what to expect from this world premiere..
Since 2014, 100 years since WW1 began, artist Bobby Baker has been reimagining what day-to-day life is like in wartime. In this new work she invites us on a tour of a transformed house – an ingenious, immersive multimedia installation inspired by real stories, passed down through her family and shaped by the domestic and emotional labour of conflicts.
Guests will meet with an uncommon experience as the house contents juxtapose the spectacular with the everyday – a ghostly heroine, an edible armoury, 4,701 reinvented dinners – and other happenings of unpredictable proportions.
Baker’s astonishing installation shines a light on the role of women during wartime and the impact of conflicts, historical and contemporary, on the mental health of whole families through the generations.
In doing so, she celebrates the women who carry on running houses, bringing up children, and keeping families together at the most harrowing of times.
Great & Tiny War serves as a monument to their unacknowledged private struggles and personal strength, and will resonate with anyone whose family has been touched by conflict.