Sarah Cole : Smother


Smother will be previewed as part of Reveal, a Kings Cross initiative during Spring 2010 then will be open to the public from 13 May to 5 June 2010, 5-8pm. For booking information visit

Smother occupies the dolls-house frame of 101 Kings Cross Road, resting precariously above London’s river Fleet. The inhabitants of Smother show us a glimpse of a world where young parents navigate their own adulthood amidst the complexities of raising a child.

Climbing the narrow stairs of a three-sided tower, a girl searches for her lost cherries, is pushed aside by a braying buggy and tries not to throw the baby out with the bath water. Smother is a story of emotional resilience, adaptability, loneliness and joy, of constant battles and glorified victories.

Smother has been devised by Sarah Cole over a nine month period working with a core group of young parents and their children who attend a weekly drop-in at Coram Young Parents Project. Commissioned by Artangel Interaction, developed with composer Jules Maxwell and in collaboration with Coram, Jonathan Woolf Architects and the Foundling Museum.

Work made during the development of Smother will also be on show within the collection of The Foundling Museum during the duration of the event.

Smother is also contibuting to a Study of New Model Arts Institutions and Public Engagement by the University of Central Lancashire, exploring the relationship between artistic practice and personal/social transformation.



Duration 13 May 2010 - 05 June 2010
Times 5-8pm.
Cost see website
Venue NULL
Address 101 Kings Cross Rd. London WC1X 9LP, ,
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