THRXSOME PART 3
Domestic Optimism is a multi faceted project 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.
Colonial aesthetics, obscenity trials, hysterical masculinity, crime scene photography, sexology, the production of the lesbian throughout modernity and the current collapse of social housing projects, all intersect in a critical, queer, working class reading of architectural and design modernism. The project underscores the importance of solidarity, friendship and collectivity, for our communion and survival in the world today.
exhibition // video // workshop // perfomative presentation // conversation // instant publishing // work in public space
#AUTOTHEORY #QUEER COLLECTIVITY #WORKING CLASS UTOPIAS #MALE HYSTERIA #CORBUSIER WAS A FASCIST #DOMESTIC DECADENCE #EILEEN GRAY’S FRIENDS & LOVERS #LESBIAN SCENIUS #MODERNISM COLONIALISM