Joel Seah:

 

Domestic Partners:

 

Currently, the United States is in a time when domestic gay life is being brought to visibility through the debate of same sex marriages, the process of which could change the social meaning as well as the representation of domestic life.

 

In a series of 6 new large format digital prints, Seah brings to this discourse the notion that homosexuals need to assert their own identity into domestic imagery. Catalogue pages from IKEA, Ethan Allen and Pottery Barn have been scanned and enlarged, then re-configured. In each of these prints, a unique repeating pattern of male silhouettes has been super-imposed over the catalogue image, creating a scrim through which these domestic settings can now be re-evaluated and re-interpreted.

Joel Seah 2004