11am – 12.30pm Parasites by Flo Kasearu and Elīna Vītola at Dorich House Museum
12.30 – 2pm Host by Flo Kasearu at Stanley Picker Gallery
A Free shuttle-bus will operate between the two venues
For Flo Kasearu’s first UK solo show Host, visitors will not be able to visit her major piece the Flo Kasearu House Museum as this is in Tallinn, so instead she has produced soap replicas of her 113-year-old family house. This will not only provide a lifetime’s soap supply for Flo’s home sauna but help divert her fear of running out of soap to other worrisome dangers, such as her wooden house catching fire, the gap in her garden fence, and public space being ‘parasited’ by order.
At the same time in Parasites, Flo Kasearu and Elīna Vītola are hosted in Dorich House Museum, the 1930s former studio-home of artist Dora Gordine (1895-1991) in Kingston upon Thames. The artists’ interventions in the museum include unassumingly tiny objects which encapsulate immense power and potential. The miniature monuments are bronze casts of ticks, thorns, deer poo and seeds among others, which parasite on Gordine’s sculptures, connecting the museum and the neighbouring Richmond Park.