A Walk in the Neighbourhoods I and II

2007/08, two channel slideshow, 80 slides in each channel,
EA 5 + 1AP
preview, 720x405 px, h.264, MP4 file

The narrative of the A Walk in the Neighbourhoods is composed on the basis of a collection of images (3D models) taken from properties-development companies and real-estate agents presentations. The projects are part of a rapid boom in properties-development that Bulgaria witnessed in the last years.

The images reveal a certain aesthetic vision for the ideal home, the home you want to posses. Composed in a sequence, these images reveal a solid taste and understanding, that are shared in what a modern home should look like nowadays, what kind of services, pleasures and comfort it should provide, and what way of life is considered a “happy life”. Special interest in the images are the human bodies drawn into the architectural ensembles and the type of activities they perform in the surroundings.

A Walk in the New Neighbourhoods offers a meditation on our understanding of “home” as we used to think of it, and it's current transformations in a climate of fetish oriented economy of commodities, globalization and free market.

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