Folded
Suburban
Prerequisite


Los Angeles, CA / 2012


SIX & SIX


Curated by Jack Heard & Ryan McGuffin


Folded Suburban Prerequisite imposed the mythical presence of a secondary site (Domestic  Engineer Catharine E. Beecher’s plan for a Cottage Home from 1841) onto the existing one. With the centrally designed kitchen first placed into the belly of the gallery, the expanse of the Cottage Home exceeded the space’s boundaries, each confrontation with the limits forcing a decision to fold inward. Colliding stud frames confused interiors with exteriors, pointing attention to both spatial and social boundaries by re-enacting and proposing an alternative model of everyday space.


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