JUDITH SAUPPER

Oh, sweet suburbia…

In reality, the uniformity of single-family houses that characterize the outskirts of the city is dominant. Oh, Sweet Suburbia … is an object that seeks to rid itself of these houses. If one gets near the piece, it begins to shudder like a living thing, trying to shake off the parasites – i.e., the single-family homes – on order to rid itself of the boredom of uniformity. The housing development assumes responsibility for itself, no longer content to be the setting for battles over garden fences, xenophobia, caste-thinking, and evergreen hedges. A person creates a cocoon to avoid coming into contact with the outside world. “In almost hair-splittingly identical houses, the individual appears to become isolated: the living room is decorated almost the same as that of the neighbor, but no one knows it – because they won’t let anybody inside!“

Oh, sweet suburbia…,

2011, glazed sculpture with motor, 230 x 70 x 60 cm

 

Oh, sweet suburbia…

2011, glazed sculpture with motor, 230 x 70 x 60 cm