The work here focuses on the human psyche and specifically on inherited trauma from normative gender roles existing in the domestic sphere. By revisiting my own home in American suburbia, I was reacquainted with motifs and household items used in life-long act by women to 'play house'. By erotically performing as a 'prop', I transform these once familiar spaces into a mise en scène, highlighting the connection between the environment and the internal states of women past and present. By aggressively and assertively impersonating or 'playing the house', I attempt to reclaim these estranged and alienating domestic spaces to free myself and the next generations from the restrictions disallowing women to feel liberated, in penance for their greatest gift – life.
Ieva Austinskaitė • David Barreiro • Laura Besançon • Mireille Chambre • George Wong Yung Choon • Georgia Clemson • Mathias Hartmann • Elena Helfrecht • Heun Jung Kim • Dawoon Kim • Wenqingao Reven Lei • Sara Marinangeli • Ida Nissen • Giulia Parlato • Claire Powell • Loreal Prystaj • Yingying Shen • Yunqi Tang • Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko • Matthew Rhys Thompson • Christel Pilkaer Thomsen • Dana Ysol • Letian Zhou •