3rd May - 2nd June 2019
Brace drew on material from the archive of Take Root, a women’s self-build group from the 1990s. Working closely with the minutes taken from the group’s meetings, moments were developed into scenarios and restaged by members of Slaghammers, a feminist welding collective in Glasgow. Layering and sharing experiences of organising, these segments appeared in Minutes (12mins 30secs), a film newly produced for the exhibition. This sat alongside The House That Jill Built (1998), a film-documentary produced by the Glasgow Film and Video Workshop on the story of Take Root. The metal support in the front space housed the video, whilst suggesting at the former domestic layout of the Victorian terrace house. The structure was built collaboratively with members of Slaghammers.