Schein‐Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
“HOMEMADEHOMEMADEHOME” is a representation of the moment after a dinner party is over: the guests have gone home-- what do you do when everything has been consumed? -- there's nothing more to have. The remnants left behind serve as evidence of their consumption. The furniture is there, but has been rearranged to mimic an auditorium or classroom of spectators. I wanted the dinner guests to become an audience to their own consumption, masked as a social event: what they have consumed is being regurgitated out of the architecture (fireplace): it was too much! The chandelier falls down, only to lose all of its wealth-connoting crystals. It has lost its frivolity and extravagance and now the guests should witness it falling down. The fountains, which used to fill the need of providing water, are frozen and, not only non-functional, but made of porcelain! All of this consumption masked as a social event, is subverted by my choice to build the installation completely by hand. As such, it is, in fact, a cheer for the homemade object. Homemade objects flip consumption around and turn the home into a kind of grassroots "factory," where Baudrillard's "System of Objects" takes on a new order; one where the consumer is the producer.