Homepage – virtual gallery experience (Emma McAndrew D’Souza 2021)

The artwork’s title ‘Homepage’ is an on-the-nose reference to the internet’s relationship with the domestic realm. Blue-screen technology combined with Microsoft Paint drawing create a lo-fi digital backdrop to a physical room containing solely handcrafted items associated with a typical contemporary British home. It simultaneously resembles a sloppy DIY vision of a genuine home-space, an IKEA showroom, and a white cube gallery space (complete with felt-tip pen exhibition labels listing the unconventional range of materials). The lumpy objects are an homage to the early fruits of online DIY tutorials and primary school art lesson memories. The installation is about 2m x 1m x 1.7m in size. The objects are about a third smaller than what they mimic but you can only really tell IRL…