This is how to get to know Heather and Ivan*

Artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison have established an ambitious collaborative practice that transcends traditional divisions between art, architecture, theatre and activism. 

Their work is often performance-based and site-specific, existing as one-off events, social projects, or large-scale installations and buildings in public spaces. 

In particular, they are known for their architectural structures that relate to ideas of escape, play, shelter and refuge, the transformation of the modern city, and the function of civic communities.

Their central preoccupation has always been how we navigate catastrophe and the violence of change - from the wider collective view down to how individuals deal with moments of personal calamity.
They catagorise their work as a situated practice constructed from layers of social sculpture and sculptural space.

* This website explores these aspects through a poetic and visual essay with words by Gavin Wade, taken from his essay ‘Living With the Morisons’. For people who require more tangible detail the researchers archive  provides a chronological catalogue of selected works, exhibitions, texts and images.

Heather and Ivan go looking for a crystal.

A meteorite.
A spaceship.
A message from beyond.

I’m holding it in my hand right now.
It has a hidden weight to it.

Filling my palm. A code that I need.

It’s not the owning of art
that makes it valuable.
It’s the using of art.

Living with art.
Growing with art.
Thinking with art.
Feeling with art.
Loving with art.

Dying with art.