Care Full

For Hostings Sarah Cole met with carers at Islington Carer's Centre (ICC) for four months, to examine the strains, frustrations and pleasures of being a carer. Through talking and making - drawings, videos, sculptures, and performances - Sarah and the carers articulated a social landscape of isolation, social responsibility, and endurance. The final public installation brought visitors to ICC via a 'secret' alleyway (a fire-exit) into a mist filled room, where performers - the carers themselves - smashed plates, silently glued them back together, made safety-pin bunting, held up protest banners, and juggled, amongst the video works. This performance took place amidst the daily on-going activities of ICC.