The British artist and musician Edwin Burdis' (b.1974) exhibition 'Home Service' explores the notion of home, both as a personal refuge and as a collective national experience.
During the show's 5-week run, Burdis will be resident in the Hayward Project Space – using it as an exhibition space for an eye-catching installation, as a studio, as a venue for regular performances and gigs, and as a place to interact with visitors to the gallery and a range of invited guests from across the spectrum of British society – including ambulance drivers, nightclub door staff and computer games designers.
The back room of the Project Space will function as Burdis' workshop. While the exhibition will look complete from day one, Burdis will add, subtract and modify works over the course of his residency, creating a dynamic and ever-changing environment. Within the space visitors will encounter a recreation of Burdis' bedroom in his mother's home – an East End council flat that the artist has recently moved out of, aged 37. Features include lilac walls, the camp bed on which Burdis slept, and recreations of the wall drawings of cartoonish organic forms with which the artist decorated his former home.