Nuclear Family

2024.4 - 2024.5.
Installation & Architecture

Nuclear Family is a deconstruction and folding of a childhood apartment into a miniature doll house, roughly the size of a 34 centimeter cube, created to explore familial dysfunction and the Family as an institution based on memories of the artist. Furniture and hidden inscriptions on the wall written in UV ink conceal the story of each member of the family: Mother, Father, and the child. Visitors reveal them by tracing across the model with a provided UV light source, discovering, gradually, the complete picture as they pick up pieces of text around the house. The space itself in which one passes through childhood is abstracted and mutated to carry a symbolism such that an psychoanalytical experience, devoid of nostalgia, is represented. It is an act dissection through construction.

Acrylic, spray paint, 3D printed parts, threads, UV ink, UV light.
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