© 2019 Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot.

Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot perform in Lendable Mendable Vendable.

Photographer: Runyararo Mapfumo

LENDABLE MENDABLE VENDABLE is a performance installation and film by artists Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot.

The project investigates objects we live and work with as peculiar agents of (dis)satisfaction and (un)fulfilment.

Lendable Mendable Vendable provides a restorative adventure gameshow retail park… for things. Unwanted objects are put through a series of physical and virtual transformations using a custom-built, human-controlled machine, performed by Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, with live sound design by Luke Fraser.

 

Systematically analysed, processed and enhanced in front of a live audience, the objects are then returned to their owners. 

The processes are amplified for via a network of computers, projectors, screens and a PA system, with generated material played back live within the space and online, alongside pre-produced video.

ART NIGHT

7TH JULY 2018

Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot perform in Lendable Mendable Vendable.

Photographer: Runyararo Mapfumo

The Nine Elms Point residential reception area in London was transformed for one night only by Lendable Mendable Vendable, commissioned by Art Night London with support from Barratt Homes.

"The more playful works of the festival included Lendable Mendable Vendable (2018), an interactive performance installation by Harriet Fleuriot and Sarah Cockings which explored the dissatisfaction or unfulfillment owners have with the objects that they own. These unwanted items were put through ‘a series of physical and virtual transformations using a custom-built, human-controlled machine.’ The elaborate set, replete with green screen and obstacle course, felt like a rejection of domesticity, or perhaps a rejection of the kind of futile domesticity that consumerism has fabricated."

London’s Nocturnal Contemporary Arts Festival Art Night 2018 Asked: What Do We Call Home Now?

- Kadish Morris, Frieze Magazine

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EINDHOVEN FILM FESTIVAL

29 NOVEMBER - 2 DECEMBER 2018

Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot perform in Lendable Mendable Vendable.

Photographer: Marica De Michele

Eindhoven Film festival hosted a series of Lendable Mendable Vendable public performances and workshops or students from Sint Lucas school and Design Acadamy Eindhoven during the festival, at Baltan LaboratoriesNatLab in Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

Lendable Mendable Vendable was supported by Barratt Homes as part of Art Night London 2018, and Eindhoven Film Festival,

as well as those who pledged towards the LMV crowdfunding campaign.

Sound Design: Luke Fraser

AV tech support: Sotiris Gonis

Photography: Runyararo Mapfumo

Event manager: Sheena Patel

Event / installation team:

Andrea Lucia Moreno Luna, Carolina Wetterstad, Chris Dames, Duncan McGonigle, Emily Fleuriot,  Gwen Jones, 

Jess Winteringham, Naomi Hodgkins, Robert Carter, Seki Lynch, Shauna Blanchfield.

Special thanks:

Aceil Haddad and team at Edelman, Ben and Chris Blaine, Brendan McCormick at BME AV, Carly Churchill at Cherry Duck,

Chris Lane at Dudley Waltzer, Dan and Josep at Wimbledon Art Studios, Emily Fleuriot and Dave Vangasse, Fortuni De Villiers and Nine Elms Point Concierge, Jade Fleuriot, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Jens and Brigitte Dames, Jon Sharples, Sam Williams, Thomas Fleuriot, and Zarina Rossheart.

And big thanks to everyone who contributed to our crowdfund for Lendable Mendable Vendable!

(Names coming soon...)