Tahlia Landrigan

The Display Home

The domestic interiors of our homes are a curation of objects and things, enabling us to inhabit and relate to space. Immense power is embodied within these familiarities including a part of ourselves we in turn display to the public, making the space of the home thoroughly exhibitionist. Objects tend to be defined to particular spaces, losing their flexibility of use in others and ultimately limiting our spatial relations. By destabilising these objects to their most vulnerable state and material, a certain thingness or strange familiarity occurs, holding the potential for spatial relations to exist beyond the everyday. The traditional family of today is difficult to define, as society’s definition moves beyond the nuclear to include those who share a house, airbnb users, couples, parent and child and so on. Therefore shouldn’t the home continue to develop in order to work with this mutating concept of a ‘family’? Through exaggeration, arrangement and exhibition of the mundane and vernacular, 'The Display Home' challenges our familiarities, developing a critique of living and a discussion around an alternate typology of the home