domestic violence

KEEPING FACE may involve both the need to mask and another’s acceptance the mask.

‘Domestic Violence’ is a conventional apartment that looks ordinary at first glance. A closer look reveals cuts and tears running right through it, making misfits that have been painstakingly repaired. The apartment no longer fits together quite right. It is as if the space itself had made a desperate attempt of pulling itself together and keeping up appearances.

Looking carefully enough reveals that the apartment has been the victim of, and witness to, repeated acts of violence.


“The bomb that destroys the house does not destroy a model of the body, but the body itself, because the house is needed for the body to project it’’
– Anthony Vidler (glossing Sartre)