Nailhouse

By A Stubborn Karaoke

Nailhouse

"To remove a nail: Ram the claw of your hammer into the nail shank and rock it sideways using the claw edge. Repeat until you pry out the nail. Repeat until you pry out the nail. Repeat until. This is a house; this is not our home." 

Nailhouse is a devised performance inspired by the true story of a couple who refuse to leave their home even after it becomes the centre piece of a motorway. This duet explores the relationship between two people in a place that we might call home. 

A Stubborn Karaoke

A duet. Grace Gibson and Tora Hsu. He likes sausage rolls and she likes sausage dogs. He calls her Gracey and she calls him Tor. She prefers the spelling Gracie and doesn't actually like being called that, and it took him a while to realise that Tor is short for Tora. Tora moved back to Taiwan, Grace remained in London. They called themselves A Stubborn Karaoke.

The work they made was not theatre/performance art/live art/cinematic/post dramatic/dance/immersive/site-specific but at the same time it was all of those things.