For ‘No place like home’ I will be recreating a piece work by Conrad Atkinson from 1995 entitled ‘The Wicked Proposition of the West (Proposition 187)’, based on the original story of The Wizard of Oz, and containing commentary on the political and economic context of the US depression in the early 1900s. The 2020 version will use contemporary stories from people who have journeyed to Cumbria, presented as a spiral of shoes similar to the original artwork. For more information and to contribute shoes and stories please get in touch with Kate.

The wicked proposition of the west (Proposition 187) Conrad Atkinson 1995