Soho Project Preview: Over The Threshold @ 1 Berwick Street

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Soho Project Preview: Over The Threshold @ 1 Berwick Street
FrenchMottershead, We cope with the pressures of living in a small space, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We cope with the pressures of living in a small space, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We've lived here our whole lives, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We've lived here our whole lives, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We put them to bed every night, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We put them to bed every night, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We put them to bed every night, 2011
FrenchMottershead, We put them to bed every night, 2011
FrenchMottershead, From here we can walk everywhere, 2011
FrenchMottershead, From here we can walk everywhere, 2011
FrenchMottershead, Our challenge is to keep things growing, 2011
FrenchMottershead, Our challenge is to keep things growing, 2011

Remember the call for people who live in Soho? Over The Threshold by FrenchMottershead - the next Soho Project exhibition commissioned by the Photographers' Gallery - opens today for just 4 days.

The artist pair worked 'collaboratively and performatively' with groups of Soho residents over 6 months to produce eleven photographs telling their stories. The suite of images recall Hogarth's series of narrative paintings and remind us of traditional portraiture. Clues to these lives rest in the subjects' attire and the objects they are pictured with.

So what's it really like living in Soho? Around 5,000 people do, many in social housing and during their residency, FrenchMottershead found a strong sense of community there. The photographs reveal the challenges of living in small spaces, abundant rooftop growing, the very old and very young and the joy of being able to walk everywhere.

Over The Threshold is part of the Soho Projects commissioned by the Photographers' Gallery. The exhibition opens today at midday at 1 Berwick Street, W1F 0DR and closes at 6pm on Sunday 22 May. Admission is free.

There is a free artists' talk on Saturday at 3pm.

Last Updated 19 May 2011