Hearth by Lise Johansson.
Instead of evoking a sense of home in its instances, arbitrary examples of infinite variations, Hearth seeks to apprehend the concept of home in its absence. It is the vacuum in the mise-en-scène. Uncomfortable spaces of unfulfilled potential, stripped of context and connection that compel the onlooker to take shelter in memories of home.
The point of departure for the series were miniature scale models of classic Danish functionalist houses from the 50’s. Photographing these miniatures allowed me to capture and reconstruct these archetypical homes in their embryonic state, juxtaposing the familiar warmth Danish suburban family villas with the formal and distant composition of the images.