“Just think pink, and you’ll be fine.”
In a new installation that brings together copper, textiles and porcelaine elements, a ceramic model and written words, Dominique Hurth investigates the cultural history of the scale model.

Per se feminist and polyphonic, she offers three movements within, about and through architecture, where the scale model overlays and merges with the voices and the inventions of Josephine Cochrane, Frances Gabe, Margarete Schütte-Lihotsky, Minette de Silva and the Barbie doll.
The architecture encounters the dollhouse, the dreamhouse, the fully equipped kitchen, the dishwasher and the self-cleaning house and looks back at the tension between the model and the role model and the emancipatory potential that architecture contains.

The architecture is a 1:1 model one can enter from one part of the self-cleaning house (inventor Frances Gabe, 1985) that the artist replicated.
the model, the dollhouse, the self-cleaning house (2018-20)
prints on shower curtains, print on newspaper, copper, ceramic model, porcelaine casts of a sprinkler, photocopied watercolors, ropes

Installation views:
Our World is Burning, Palais de Tokyo, 2020

Photo Credits:
Aurélien Froment & Dominique Hurth

See here for previous installation

Work exhibited at:
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2020
Joy Forum, Bergen, 2018