Tea is a collaborative group of visual artists who offer alternative ways of representing places.
The richly layered, fluid identity of a place is formed by the interweaving of people’s lives with the physical environment and its portrayal. Tea’s critical spatial practice investigates the representation of particular locations in the contemporary urban environment. This is achieved by active occupation of a place and interaction with people with personal or professional relationships with it. How a place is seen, known, experienced and imagined are woven together to construct new narratives or layered ‘maps’ in a range of media which includes installation, video and publications. These reconfigurations critique single purposed portrayals and offer space for reflection and envisioning.
Commissioners and collaborators include The South Bank Centre, LIFT, Tate Liverpool, The Bluecoat, artranspennine, The Lowry, Cornerhouse, The Whitworth, CUBE, local authorities, a geographer, social scientists, a theatre company and many individuals. Work has been seen internationally in, for example, Russia, Finland, Germany, Australia and the USA.
Tea is Peter Hatton, Val Murray and Lynn Pilling