‘Capital Movement’, Shiraz Bayjoo
‘Capital Movement’ encouraged homeless artists on the Providence Row art programme to explore the underlying factors that drive them as artists and individuals. London’s homeless community is perhaps the capital’s most fluid, interacting with communities and institutions, often at polar ends of the social spectrum. This project explored the influences that fuel their artistic practice. The people, the places and the events that shaped their opinions and experiences, became the focus.
Many of the participants worked within traditional mediums such as drawing and painting, combining them with contemporary concepts such as installation. This project encouraged them to abandon the safety net of their practices, in an attempt to understand what drives their subject and interest as artists. Using photography as the instrument for an outsider eye, resulted in a series of photographs, considered and reflective of both the artist and the art that they make.
‘Capital Movement’ was commissioned by HS Projects and funded by the Insight Community Arts Programme (2002 – 2015).
The project ran from July to December 2007.