What Comes To Matter
An audio and soft sculpture installation that explored LGBTQ+ narratives of Plymouth, supported by archive material and conversations with local people.
Artist: Flo Brooks
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Commissioner: Visual Arts Plymouth
Producers: Plymouth Art Weekender
Supporters: The Box, Take A Part, Plymouth Soup, Arts Council England, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Culture, KARST, Plymouth City Council and RIO
‘What Comes To Matter’ was an installation and research project that culminated in two parts.
The first part was a series of audio recordings of local people sharing their personal journeys and experiences of growing up, coming out and living in Plymouth.
The second part was a series of soft sculpture pieces inspired by items Brooks had viewed in the Plymouth LGBT archive with the help of Dr Alan Butler who established it in 2014.
For the 2018 Plymouth Art Weekender Brooks’ work was installed at ‘Lion’s Den’ – an area of the city’s waterfront that has historic links with the LGBT community.
This project received Plymouth SOUP funding and was supported by The Box, Take A Part and Visual Arts Plymouth.
About the Artist
Flo Brooks is based between Brighton and the South West. He works in a range of mediums from painting to collage and is driven by social practice as a way to investigate identity and boundaries.
Find out more about Flo Brooks on his website (Accessed 27 November 2018)
Read an ‘in conversation’ with Flo Brooks on the Visual Arts Plymouth website (Accessed 27 November 2018)
Get further information on Plymouth ‘SOUP’ funding (Accessed 11 December 2018)