Artist Development: Samuel Lyon Spice

Artist Development: Samuel Lyon Spice

Home Live Art are currently supporting Hastings based artist Samuel Lyon Spice on the development of their new work The Sock Project for the Knotty Festival of Perfomance in June 2020.

The Sock Project

The Sock Project will explore the role and history of white socks within the LGBTQ+ community. From fetish to functional, what is it about white socks that make them so desired and worshiped?

Using a multi-disciplinary practice including performance and installation, the work will explore the relationship of objects and images related to gay socio-sexual environments.

These Backstreet nightclubs, saunas and fetish events are home to the communities which have inspired this project.

Socks are personal. Sock are Dirty. Socks are intimate.

Socks with stories. Special socks which have been lifted form their everyday status and become fetishized.

This project explores the way these objects can go beyond the everyday and become revered in within circles of the gay community, from seedy sportswear nights to shared intimate moments.

So let’s talk socks.

Dirty White Socks!

More info on the artist
Samuel Lyon Spice explores the relationship of objects and images related to his experience of gay socio-sexual environments such as backstreet nightclubs, saunas and fetish events. He is currently undertaking a year-long postgraduate residency at East Sussex College following his graduation form there in 2019.


Photo credit: Samuel Lyon Spice, Pitchblack. Image courtesy of the artist

This artist development project is in part supported by Foreshore Charitable Trust.

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