Unfinished - Charterhouse
Artists responded to this historic site with interventions and performances throughout the building.
For this event, Jan Hendrickse and I curated a series of live performance interventions that subtly changed the perception of this historic building. Working with its sense of permanence, peace and seclusion in contrast to the surrounding urban environment, the artists made use of the natural light, material and acoustic properties of the site. Paying attention to time and duration, the event evolved throughout the day and into the evening, alongside the regular routines of The Charterhouse residents. The audience were invited to encounter these contemplative and playful interventions as they walked through the site’s many spaces.
The Charterhouse is an extraordinary historic site that has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.
All images by Tom Medwell