Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry, created and co-produced by people who have current or previous lived experience of homelessness. The festival takes place at venues across the city centre between Friday 8 - Saturday 16 October, coinciding with World Homelessness Day on Sunday 10 October 2021.
Warwick Row, Coventry, CV1 1EX Show on map
Agency is a new body of work by the socially engaged artist Anthony Luvera. Created in collaboration with people who have experienced homelessness in Coventry, this commission for Coventry UK City of Culture extends the artist's ongoing work made with people experiencing homelessness in towns and cities across the United Kingdom over the past twenty years. Throughout 2021, Luvera invited participants to use disposable cameras to document their experiences and places in the city that are significant to them. Participants were also invited to use digital medium format camera equipment in order to work on the production of a self-portrait for the artist’s ongoing series Assisted Self-Portraits. The final images will be exhibited along Warwick Row throughout the duration of HOME festival and featured in a community newspaper distributed freely across the city.
Image: Documentation of the making of Assisted Self-Portrait of Amy Howard from Agency by Anthony Luvera