The Fireplace-gallery is a part of Come to Ours:
Come to Ours is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
and by Plymouth City Council
Hunt & Darton
Exhibition dates: Open Sunday 30th Oct & Sunday 6th Nov 2011.
Break your Own Pony - In the fireplace
Misc e.g. text, figurines, a half welly, Polaroid’s, sound, coconuts
(37cm x 30cm x 57cm)
We like the clichéd well-to-do ladies, Pony Club and Polo’s or the smell of wet leather or Jackie magazine or strong thighs and shoveling shit or spoilt children demanding that Daddy buys them a pony or the wind blowing through your hair as you ride your tamed Stallion or My Little Pony or judges, rosettes and tight hair or country life, whips and gyrating or saying she’s a bit ‘Horsey’.
‘Break Your Own Pony - In the fireplace’ is a micro installation based on a live art performance created from a week that we spent at a Horse Riding Centre systematically adapting to the language, movements and equipment. We had never ridden before. The opportunity allowed us to learn and encompass all that it is to ride. We have included all the left over objects, text, sound that we have become attached to and feel should have their own space.
Hunt & Darton’ is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. Eight years after meeting at Central Saint Martin’s and based on our friendship since, we have been collaborating for the past 4 years approaching performance from a Fine Art background.
Our work comes out of a shared interest in what it means to be human, embracing all that is embarrassing and revealing the daily frustrations there to be discussed but never resolved. Touching the surface of all that’s meant to matter to us, we opt for the deadpan and absurd. We make work about common problems, human behavior and create social performances looking closely at peoples hobbies and subjects of fanaticism, taking them at face value and removing them from their safe context.