Some even grew rich and became the object of their neighbours envy
Paper, country living magazine, masking tape, emulsion
The blind spot occurs when negotiating the ground between utopian fantasy and domestic reality.
The fragile, partial houses and signifiers of a neighbourhood are constructed with a Brechtian philosophy in mind. They show their workings and their flaws reminding the viewer that they are just a suggestion of place and of home.
The interior of the houses are inspired by patterns and furniture from a manual about how “creative people” live and Country Living magazine which works as a consideration of the barrage of information about how to live and what to aspire to.
It is a physical manifestation of an imagined space. It has connotations of childhood and alludes to a perceived notion of home as a place of safety. It references Edward T. Hall’s theory of proxemics as a set of rules to define our spaces.
This comes from a wider body work exploring the ideologies connected to how we occupy spaces.
This is the start of a new piece of work in the I Am Surrounded By Objects That Define Me body of work.
I am working with items I have been carrying around with me for some time now. There are also objects that I got in exchange for my bric-a-brac lucky dip parcels that I donated to the emely and sprouting 56 "things in a parcel" event at christmas last year and there will be (but not yet) drawings and photos of the items I gave away.