French and Mottershead

French & Mottershead is the artist duo Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead. Collaborating for over 15 years, their works look into social dynamics and narratives inherent within public and private spaces. Adopting diverse methods and approaches, their projects are often born of rigorous research, with the duo embedded in a certain site/community, or working with experts to harness material on their chosen subject. In this process, the participants’ role is often directed and framed, requiring them to become active collaborators. Resulting works have taken the form of film, performance, photography and installation, and are as playful and poetic as they are subversive, calling into question and reframing peoples’ relationship to the everyday.