Countershade
Community Interest Company

Examples of Interventions in Public Spaces

Stephen dressed as a dodgy geezer

Greenwash Intervention

A fake "eco-fairy"/businessperson/institution attempts to buy up parts of the natural world from participants. (persona depends on age of participants and context of the intervention).

Cash will be given to be used to purchase "fun eco-activities" later on.

This starts a conversation as to ownership, responsibility, agency and ethics.

Stephen as an Indusrialist

Natural Philosophy

An interactive performance using the world heritage site and the original furnace of Ironbridge; a natural philosopher asks the visitors their response to the realisation that we are on "spaceship Earth". (concept created by Buckminster Fuller, to emphasise the need for sustainable life processes, i.e. responsible consumption levels,recycling of resources,life improvement through improvement of design and systems.)

Hauser & Wirth EGG

Temporary clay sculpture commissioned as part of House of Fairytales art intervention Easter 2015. Hundereds of participants under the art direction of relational artist- Stephen Whitehead, create a pulsating mass of creation; from clusters of blood corpustles, bacteria, coral and larger plant and animal life.

The Body Politic - The Other Art Fair

Clothing the body politic. A relational intervention that ran along side Gavin Turk's sale of prints, including Project Beard to support House of Fairytales, at The Other Art Fair - London 2015.