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Abandoned Homes and Haunted Houses

Gabel, Brette (2014) Abandoned Homes and Haunted Houses. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Gabel, Brette
Abstract:

This paper explores my studio practice and the development of work for the show
Abandoned Homes and Haunted Houses. Throughout this paper I will address the
‘house’ and ‘home’ as a concept, space and object that is anthropomorphized as it
works through a lifecycle. My work explores how a ‘house’ can become a ‘home’
then over time become a ‘house’ again, and so on. Within this project I use a 20th
century kit home as a model for an iconic ‘house’ to explore the notion of the double.
In this paper I will connect these concepts to the work I have created and to my
studio process. Finally I will connect notions of comfort and discomfort to my use of
fabric and craft practices by considering what is communicated through these
mediums. Fabric relates to construction and relates closely to the lifecycle of the
house that I am exploring through my work.

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 22:18
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 22:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/69

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