Two Destination Language and Nadia Sokolenko: Hope in Wakefield

15 March 2024 - 31 March 2024

The Art House is delighted to welcome the return of Two Destination Language and Nadia Sokolenko this spring for the second part of their residency Hope in Wakefield, supported by Unlimited. 

At a time when military conflicts, the climate emergency and the cost of living are creating challenges at every scale, Two Destination Language are exploring hope. Lead artists Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie are working with Nadia Sokolenko, visiting from the Ukraine, to find out what hope really is. What do we hope for? What does hope itself look like? How can we create and nourish hope?

In the broader context of work which acts as a factory of hope, the artists are working with visitors to The Art House in Wakefield to create an installation for Unlimited’s new home in Wakefield. They’re interested in every kind of hope, from thoughts on lunch to what our world might be like in future centuries, from childhood dreams to strategic plans to address global problems.

During their time in Wakefield, Two Destination Language will lead a two-day mini FIELD residency in connection with Hope in Wakefield. This project is a partnership between Unlimited and The Art House, working with Two Destination Language (UK) and Nadia Sokolenko (Ukraine), funded by the British Council.

Residency commissioned by Unlimited in partnership with the British Council


A woman in a blue denim dress and wearing pink-fringed headband and socks stands in front of a lapped wooden wall holding a large banner with the words ‘Hope and Ponies’
Courtesy Two Destination Language. Photo: Alister Lownie