Semiotics of the Home
hd video, 7’55”, 2023 | collaboration with Jessi Ali Lin

Semiotics of the Home is part of a series of performance video project that was done at RAIR Philly in the summer of 2022. Referencing Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen, we cast construction machines as actors in a domestic space, completing daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, eating, and resting. The gentle gestures enacted by large-scale machines subvert our notions of the domestic, imagining industrial equipment as bodies in a home rather than the machines that construct the spaces we inhabit daily.