Launch Pad is delighted to celebrate the New Year with the fourth site-specific commission, L’esprit d’escalier et autres tracas ‘the predicament of conceiving the perfect retort too late – and other worries’ at the home of its founder, Sarah Elson.

Based in the Pyrénées and San Francisco, French artist, Old Boys’ Club has been invited to create a series of six new pocket-sized watercolour animations that are to be dispersed throughout the house.

The bilingual translation of the title encourages witty rhetoric and interpretation of the benign yet piquant depictions. With each animation bearing a human characteristic such as a pair of legs on a bulbous torso or a black hole that suggests a head, the artistic psyche and personality of the residence is conjured forth.