In Tabaimo’s dolefullHouse (2007, 6:21), the bright interior of an empty dollhouse undergoes a surreal transformation. Disembodied hands arrange bourgeois furnishings, piece by piece, until each room appears conventionally domestic. Yet all is not as it seems: as the intimate spaces of the home are made comfortable and orderly, the walls begin to pulsate under the pressure of a grim, unseen force lurking beneath the surface. The hands begin to frantically scratch themselves and then at the walls of house, exposing something wildly organic and bizarre. The film concludes as a leak grows into a disastrous flood and water bursts through the façade washing everything away so that the whole process may begin
again. You are invited to enjoy Tabaimo’s vision, elegantly rendered and eerie displayed under the night sky at the Detroit Institute of Arts Loggia.
VENUE: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202