Top image credit: Still House Plants 2015, Video still from performance at Glasgow Open House ('15) festival.


Still House Plants

Artists Finlay Clark, David Kennedy, Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach and Calum O'Connor create collaborative works as musical collective Still House Plants.
Using the conventions of Western instrumentation, text pieces are linked to obscured melodies, exploring the qualities of the human voice with a grounding in a Minimalist approach to song structure, tempo and rhythm. Through use of guitar, vocals, drums, saxophone, and violin, a grounding is created; consciously not overusing instrumentation, the instruments are pushed the furthest that they can go. Rather than using effects or synths, the body is put into play, saturating the instruments for everything they have.

David Kennedy (b. 1995 in Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Kennedy’s work is embedded in the infrastructure of the Art world, harnessing elements of curatorial practice to create temporal works which sit in the space between process and presentation.

Calum O'Connor (b. 1996) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being a working musician, O'Connor is a curator of shows and clubbing experiences, which draws from Glasgow's live music scene. As a multi-instrumentalist, his work within Still House Plants is integral to their formation of a bed of sound.

Finlay Clark (b. 1995 in London, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Clark experiments within a large variety of media, including film, print, text, and sound, in order to achieve some position in-between Art and Music. His work claims the every-day as a symbol of universality, allowing parallels to form between conversation, the structure of music, and mark-making.

Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach (b. 1994 in London, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Hickie-Kallenbach's work is concerned with value in the immaterial and everyday. Through text, film, and varying media, her work intimately observes the translation of experience, with the internet acting as both informant and facilitator.