CAROLA CAPPELLARI

Projects / Artificial Families

Ongoing project


“Nothing in common, except the space itself.” 


Artificial Families presents an insight into the concept of family in London and the way the city changes its traditional pattern. With the increasing rental cost of houses, more and more common are situations where strangers share the same house and where families rent part of their properties to unrelated people. These coexistences create new dynamics, where intimacy and trust must be construct day by day, privacy is revised and the whole idea of household is discussed. By deconstructing and re-elaborating the family portrait, I depict different “artificial families”, and by visibly separating each tenants through digital manipulation, I virtually create in the photo a reunification between tenants rarely taking place in hectic London. The uncertainty resulting by the similarity to a real family portrait creates space for imagination and encourages to reflect on the different possibilities of intending a family.

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