COMFORT OF LITTLE PLACES
12 September - 18 October 1998
With dangerously high beds and miniscule doll-like figures, Fabrica’s 1998 exhibition Comfort of Little Places looked like a strange scene from a fairytale – or a disturbing dream.
Artist Permindar Kaur recreated her critically acclaimed installation Comfort of Little Places at Fabrica. Tall, stark beds were constructed to stand far above visitors heads, with steel legs 3 metres high. Toy-like cloth figures, clothed in armour, were fixed to walls like trophies or placed in intimate corners of the gallery where they had to searched out. Kaur makes objects that have their sources in domestic settings or childhood – beds, cots, dolls and dolls clothing – yet there is something in their scale or construction which is haunting.