Over the Threshold
FrenchMottershead, Our challenge is to keep things growing, 2011 One of eleven images from Over the Threshold, a project made with residents of Soho, London © the artists, photo: FrenchMottershead &
FrenchMottershead, We put them to bed every night, 2011 One of eleven images from Over the Threshold, a project made with residents of Soho, London © the artists, photo: Adrian Wood
London based artist duo FrenchMottershead spent 6 months as artists in residence in Soho. The resulting series, Over the Threshold, was initially shown in a pop up gallery in May 2011. It was then shown on The Photographers’ Gallery’s hoardings, at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street. There is also a limited edition publication available from the online shop.
Over the Threshold provides a unique insight into the lives of Soho inhabitants. Working collaboratively FrenchMottershead photographed groups of residents who shared a common passion or experience using movement, clothing and props to create eleven narrative works.
Each work explores an aspect of Soho life – from the challenges of urban gardening, to the joy of being able to walk everywhere.
FrenchMottershead are Rebecca French (UK, b.1973) and Andrew Mottershead (UK, b.1968), www.frenchmottershead.com