Domestic Optimism is a video about mangled and mistold modernist legacies. The project begins with furniture, inanimate objects that come loaded with social connections and invisible histories. Through the displacement of cultural detritus Emma Wolf-Haugh retells modernist architectural history in the collective key of queer-feminist and decolonial practices, continually unearthing filth in times of hygiene, and complicating things that were never simple to begin with.
|Medium||Single channel video and script zine (unlimited edition, for audience to take away) with customised concrete display holder|
|Dimensions||Duration: 37:17 min|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Artist and educator Emma Wolf-Haugh combines installation, performance, publishing and collaborative workshop techniques to draw attention to cultural narratives by developing work from a questioning of ‘what is missing’. Her work is informed by how spaces, identities and social relations are generated temporarily in theatre, drag performance and queer DIY club scenes. Since 2015 Haugh is part of the artist/curatorial collective The Many Headed Hydra together with the curator Suza Husse.View Artist
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