DIE EINZIGE UND IHR EIGENHEIM
Video HD, 16:9, 25 min, Full HD, silent
2013

Die Einzige und ihr Eigenheim is a feminised reference to the booktitle Der Einzige und sein Eigenheim by sociologist Pierre Bourdieu published in 1998. In his book, Bourdieu analyzes social issues of building one-family dwellings, in particular the building of modular homes. The video shows the artist opening packages of Japanese miniature houses and assembling them step by step.
The various individual houses eventually form a row of houses. In combination with the picture series Arakawa-ku, a dialogue between real and model architecture is created. The similarity of the perspective of the camera shots produces a mix of scales.

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