Home Drama (2013) focuses on the concept of display in relation to the private, intimate space of a home.
The photographs are reconstructed interiors inspired by the memory of the house that I grew up in as a child; a house of a family that emigrated from the Ukraine to Israel and maintained their cultural identity through the preservation of a cultural mentality toward interior decorating. The display is intended for the eyes of a stranger, and tries to build for them a theatrical set to imply a cultural status. At the same time, the stillness of the drama both reveals and conceals the real nature of things.
The reconstruction of the home interior into a photographic space reduces it into a model – a clean, flat visual surface of photographic representation. It is a composition of certain esthetical choices of textures, forms, lighting and special arrangements. The camera creates an illusion of an actual place but it is just a fragment, based on a common visual vernacular of a certain cultural taste.
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