In Every Dream Home is a side-project by Avant-Gardening’s Paul Green, which investigates the historical and social relationship between popular culture and LGBT communities. Combining research into the outer regions of popular culture with creative interventions and workshops the project will build into an alternative view of LGBT culture and its fraught relationship with mass media
The project began in summer, 2012, when Paul was invited to co-curate a day as part of Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics at the Hayward Gallery. The event included; Butoh inspired lessons in housework from Mertle aka performance artist, Caroline Smith, a talk by Paul Harfleet of The Pansy Project, fanzine making with Paul and a selection of short films and educational videos reflecting on the theme of the ideal home.
In the autumn we were invited to M.K. Gallery to take a new version of the film show and fanzine workshop to Milton Keynes where the film programme included works by George Kuchar and Kenneth Anger alongside mid-century education films all accompanied by a sleazy listening soundtrack and another fanzine making workshop
Since then Paul has continued his fascination with the far shores of pop culture and begun to develop new projects with LGBT communities and has started working with Caroline Smith on another Scratch Night event for MK Gallery