March 21, 2010

Between homes

While I was crunching up paper for Paul's upcoming PHD dance performance next week, I relalised that it must be time for another post. A while ago I received these lovely images from Sarah Girner. About her project she says: "For the last year I have been working on a project called The Transience of Things, which focuses on Estate Sales in Westchester County. The sales strike me as incredibly interesting because it is the last time that the homes (be that a childhood home or a place you lived your entire life) exist in all their parts. I walk through the rooms and I can piece together the owners' lives bit by bit. The sales are usually related to death, divorce or a move. What interests me further is that these particular houses are all located in affluent Westchester County where many of the interiors have not changed since the 1950's. The flight to the suburbs and Cheever and Yates come immediately to mind. So does Betty Friedan. In some of the houses the frantic color-coding of furniture and wallpaper reminds me of The Problem That Has No Name."

I always enjoy "quiet" images which leave me with plenty of space to think and dream. Next week will be a absolutely crazy with setting up the set, so I can not promise that I will be able to post anything.

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