Wunderbar is proud and excited to announce a major new artistic collaboration with long-time friend and tremendous artist, Bobby Baker. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW as part of its finale programme, Great & Tiny War will occupy a house in Newcastle from this autumn. Here’s more about what to expect from this world premiere.
Since 2014, 100 years since WW1 began, Bobby has been reimagining what day-to-day life is like in wartime. In this new work she invites us on a tour of a transformed house – an ingenious, immersive multimedia installation inspired by real stories, passed down through her family and shaped by the domestic and emotional labour of conflicts.
Guests will meet with an uncommon experience as the house contents juxtapose the spectacular with the everyday – a ghostly heroine, an edible armoury, 4,701 reinvented dinners – and other happenings of unpredictable proportions.
Baker’s astonishing installation shines a light on the role of women during wartime and the impact of conflicts, historical and contemporary, on the mental health of whole families through the generations.
In doing so, she celebrates the women who carry on running houses, bringing up children, and keeping families together at the most harrowing of times.
Great & Tiny War serves as a monument to their unacknowledged private struggles and personal strength, and will resonate with anyone whose family has been touched by conflict.
The house will be open to the public from September to November 2018. Ticketing details, dates and location will be announced this summer.
BOBBY BAKER’S GREAT & TINY WAR IS A DAILY LIFE LTD AND WUNDERBAR PROJECT, COMMISSIONED BY 14-18 NOW.
READ ABOUT MAD GYMS AND KITCHENS, OUR LAST COLLABORATION WITH BOBBY.