MobFORMAT welcomes Miniclick (UK), who in collaboration with Blindboys (India) and in partnership with Delhi Photo Festival, created OPEN HOUSE. This site-specific, participatory and evolving installation incorporates visual and audio content in response to FORMAT17’s theme of HABITAT. People from all over the world were invited, via a series of open calls, to participate in building a global community that exists online and within the festival space. Submitted images have been printed onto a series of giant playing cards, which are used to construct a sculptural form by visitors to the exhibition.


Visitors are invited to assemble, adapt and re-assemble the cards, allowing the structure to evolve. A second set of images have been printed on to postcards for visitors to write and send to participants in India and around the world. An audio soundscape has been created with recordings describing each participant’s idea of their personal habitat, the home. In sharing these unique environmental perspectives, Miniclick and Blindboys explore our surroundings on personal, community and global levels, creating a unique and welcoming habitat for reflection.

Participants are also encouraged to take part throughout FORMAT17 by sharing photographs of “home” via Instagram using #FORMATOpenHouse.




Pearson's is located next to Derby's St Helen's House on King Street, this amazing Grade I listed building used to be a former school which FORMAT have transformed into an exhibition space.  


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