The Rise/Demise of the Studio Apartment
My Father's Den
digital colour slides, packing boxes, potted plants, plastic, ceramic and enamel pots, metal lampshade.
My Father's Den consists of two images taken from my childhood home in Auckland, New Zealand. The images capture two opposite sides of the same room, now colloquially known as 'The Studio', but has, throughout my family's history in this house taken on many roles, functions and identities. Traces of this built up residue from years of different lives and experiences have overtaken the space, climbing up the walls, littering the floor space, bursting out of make shift shelves. My Father's Den acts as a previously undocumented archive of a family's cultural history, and the photographs are taken from the only two entrances into this closed world: one from the door, the other through the window.
The life of these photos are transposed into my recently vacated apartment in Malmö, Sweden, literally 'the other side' of the world from New Zealand, and for a short time fill the void with tangible memories of a previous location, a temporary imprint of transition, upending the architectural qualities of the present space: here the projected door and windows only lead to dead ends.
sanded table, fishing line, filmjölk, cleaned kitchen
pencil, lemon juice and heat on paper, bull clips, found Badfinger biography