I Need to Get out More
I need to get out more is artist’s second body of work exploring the concept of home. Compering with grotesque It is hard to be down when you are up, focused on its protective and restrictive characteristics, there is a significant change of tone.
Fabrowska’s interest in image making technologies leads her to experimenting with a classic technique of photogram. Here she extends the scope of photographic materials, using three dimensional, indexical ‘negatives’ made by painting layers of latex onto a vertical or horizontal surfaces. The palpable, sculptural ‘negative’ is translated into two dimensions in a darkroom. Each image produced from the same ‘negative’ is slightly different due to human element of the process of reproduction and its inherent imperfections.
This haptic approach inspired by Rooms are Surroundings, are Skins by Heidi Bucher captures nostalgic meditation on the past. Home is treated with longing and kindness. It is a tender farewell touch as material is often painted by hand and carries marks of this process. Artist produces proofs that the place has its independent existence outside of her reminiscence infused with fantasy. She collects traces of house and turns them into new, grownup memories of home.
Parallel with the tenderness there is an irony, when a muted echo of domestic claustrophobia returns in the title. There is also a touch of Alice’s psychedelic dream, when one grows too big for a house to contain one’s expanding body and a building imprints itself on a squeezed flesh.