Condemned to a Perpetual Jacuzzi… With Millions of Your Best Friends
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Condemned to a Perpetual Jacuzzi… With Millions of Your Best friends is a multi-media exhibition that investigates the personal, the socio-political and the cultural notions of home. The mind’s vision of home is most often held as an idealized place – the location where meanings and attachments are personal and symbolically intense. Forms of utopian thinking are embedded as the very cornerstone of what the home represents, especially in contemporary media iterations of the home. My work grapples with the lived experience and materiality of the home by redrafting the imagery presented in Interior Design and Architectural publications. Through collage, painting, video and performance to camera I subvert the structured and predictable media’s language of desire by creating unusual viewing. At first glance, my work appears “homey”, as the magazine source material is evident, but as details register and accumulate, it becomes apparent that there is a tension between comfort and discomfort in the images. There is disruption and unpredictability in these inaccessible, aspirational spaces. You wouldn’t actually want to live there even though it feels like you might.
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Kayla Witt (2020). Condemned to a Perpetual Jacuzzi… With Millions of Your Best Friends. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/15901