What is it that makes our homes personal, domestic spaces, and how, for that matter, do we define anything as a personal space? Referencing overpopulation, social housing, ownership and the privatisation of public space, Everybody’s Free attempts to explore possible answers to the above questions.
In the store front windows, tiling offcuts are arranged to mirror dense urban environments seen from the air, whilst downstairs objects are used to form three shrines, each revealing an intimate personal portrait centered around a product (concrete, marble or ceramic) at its core.
In dark contrast, the basement annex space is devoid of any physical objects. It uses simple outlines, instantly identifiable as ‘the home’, revealing the ultimate individual space as homogenous in the extreme.
The title Everybody’s Free is intended with irony – we are all individuals with free will, yet our boundaries and actions are shaped and controlled by external forces, from our governments, to our prescriptive media and culture.
SET YOUR SELF FREE!
The Everybody’s Free installation, was a collaboration with Strata Tiles for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.
On display at their showroom during summer 2015: Studio 62 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PX