domestic horrorscapes #01*
Fig. #01. Domestic Horrorscapes — Shot from the exhibition at Spazio In Situ (Rome), 2021.
The installation DOMESTIC
HORRORSCAPES #01 is a macabre space
that stages domestic horror inside of a
tent hosted at Spazio In Situ (Rome) for
the exhibition ‘ISIT.exhi#001’, curated by
Horror - conceived as a violent impression
of repulsion, cruelty and fear - is deeply
connected to our very nature of human
beings since the time we lived as primates.
In a way, the sensation of horror and terror can be described as an ancestral
experience, our fears being rooted in a
genetic reality that dates thousands of
years back into our primordial past. On the
other hand, its dark and explicit languages
have deeply influenced its reputation
across society at large, whose censorship
and ‘morality’ have strictly bound it to the
Fig. #02. Domestic Horrorscapes — Portrait of the cursed space inside the tent at Spazio In Situ (Rome), 2021.
In this scenario, DOMESTIC HORRORSCAPES acts as a ‘cursed’ dark temple aiming to shatter the boundaries of respectability to fall into our daily lives and break the construction of the domestic landscape as we know it. Subverting the concept of the tent as a safe shelter, DOMESTIC HORRORSCAPES #01 celebrates a new, sinister environment that stages nightmare as a paradigm of hypothetical living, one uncanny setting through which we may exorcise our own existences. One shadow tool with the power to eradicate the ‘sacred’, conservatory representations of our society and build new, radical narratives for our future.
Fig. #03-06. Many dark tools inhabit the Domestic Horrorscape. Slaughtered Pillows, the Grim Mokamonster — and many more. All these artifacts have murdered and replaced the standard objects that are usually found in our houses, thus transforming the space into a cursed dimension. — Spazio In Situ, 2021.
Fig. #07. Domestic Horrorscape — Visitors inhabiting the cursed installation at Spazio In Situ (Rome), 2021.