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Box with three concertina books, June 2017

 

Letters for Home looks at three types of interiors in London, UK from the perspective of the Eastern European immigrant. Each is photographed with a different technology - medium format film, spy-pen camera, smartphone. One is home, two is the cleaner job, three is leisure. Together they explore how the complex feeling of displacement appears at the intersection of multiple coordinates: the unsatisfactory living conditions resulted from London's housing crisis, a workplace beneath expectations, and the allure of the home decor market. Here, the Eastern European idolisation of the Occidental lifestyle is questioned and reimagined as a sequential trap.