• ; a place of their own

      McCloskey, Paula; Vardy, Sam; University of Derby; Sheffield Hallam University (2010)
      a place of their own is an experimental contemporary art and spatial research practice. We exploit the meeting of these fields to investigate contemporary conditions and create new spaces, imaginaries and subjectivities. A place of their own was co-founded in 2010 with our four children. We are Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy, based in Sheffield, UK and Ballyshannon, Ireland. We make performances, spatial interventions and audio-visual art and research. Our projects explore the transformative potential of art and spatial practice to suggest other worlds yet to become; they are becomings enacted through collaboration, by asking questions, provoking dialogue and testing ideas, and try to prise the production of subjectivity and the radical imagination back from the grip of neoliberal forces.