no place at home

Performance by Chelsea Cody April 19, 2018

Art Center College of Design | Spring MFA Open Studios

“Home as a fractured, fragile, or otherwise unsettled space of impossible inhabitation.

Home as a silent, incomplete, and unstable witness to loss.

Home which conveys an insistent desire to shelter human memory, however imperfectly.”

(From The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art by Claudette Lauzon)

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 The dollhouse was built by the artist when she was 11-years-old and was a replica of her Oregon childhood home. For decades the house was forgotten amongst the accumulation of her family's belongings. After its rediscovery in early 2018, the object was the focus of various conceptual actions which culminated in its destruction - as depicted here.

The dollhouse was built by the artist when she was 11-years-old and was a replica of her Oregon childhood home. For decades the house was forgotten amongst the accumulation of her family's belongings. After its rediscovery in early 2018, the object was the focus of various conceptual actions which culminated in its destruction - as depicted here.