THE DOMESTIC, 2015
Dura-trans digital inkjet prints (exhibited in light boxes)
13" x 19"
The Domestic, is a contemporary exploration of the male-female representational binary that has historically existed within the domestic space. This series provides a somewhat satirical critique of these roles and dissects the icon of the family photograph as a device that has informed and perpetuated these binaries since the dawn of consumer level photographic technologies.
The family photo album has always existed as a self-curated representation of the family; accessible and shared at various social functions that may occur during the year, but otherwise inaccessible to the public. In 21st century life however, our lives exist in a space of constant and consistent scrutiny within the social networks we present ourselves. Thus, our digital presences exist as hyper-curated versions of self.
Beyond the socio-political critique of the male-female binary, The Domestic follows a narrative that visualizes an active dissociation, a breakdown of self, and an eventual submission to the media and new media subcultures of self-curation the domestic space always has and evidently continues to exist as in our contemporary media space.