About the project

Smother
Sarah Cole
13 May - 5 June 2010
(Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only; 5-8 pm)

Smother occupied the dolls-house frame of 101 King's Cross Road, resting precariously above London's ancient river Fleet, passing hidden beneath. The inhabitants of Smother showed us a glimpse of a world where young parents navigate their own adulthood amidst the complexities of raising a child.

Climbing the narrow stairs of a three-sided tower a girl searched for her lost cherries, was pushed aside by a braying buggy and tried not to throw the baby out with the bath water. Smother was a story of emotional resilience, adaptability, loneliness and joy, of constant battles and glorified victories.

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