“We are very interested in architecture, not as a function, but as a mental space […] a space with room for dreams and projections but also simultaneously an image of those dreams and projections.”
Copenhagen-based artist duo, Randi & Katrine, combine their shared interest in architecture, common place objects and narration to create insightful installations.
Their exhibition, The House in Your Head studies the dual role of the home as a living space and an image.
As well as being a framework of life, the house encapsulates life itself, storing dreams, memories, joy, sorrow… Gaston Bachelard examined this concept in The Poetics of Space, stating that ‘home’ is a manifestation of the soul and location in which personal experience is at its greatest. This theory underpins Randi & Katrine’s exhibition. The house is a living object that continually evokes new sensations within ourselves, and arouses old ones, based on the way in which we utilise its living space.
It is interesting that we can can often decipher faces on buildings (typing ‘faces on buildings’ into a search engine provides a good indication of the variety out there). Perhaps this happens because we subconsciously, or even consciously, project our personal knowledge of the home as a capsule of emotion and experience onto the facade.
The home is not simply a place of shelter, it is a personal space which has a life of its own. In my opinion, The House in Your Head captures this concept with beauty and quirkiness.
Image via Randi Og Katrine