In this series of photographs, Under One Roof, miniature sets are constructed that reinterpret various individuals' stories within private spaces. Inspired by psychological projection tests from the 1940s, the figures in the scene are staged photographs that are cut out and inserted into the rooms. The images become a fantastical merge of play and contemplation, where the imagination meets fantasy and reality, and acting out these scenarios allows for play in learning about the past histories of a location. By combining multiple stories from real life, literature, and cinema within a single image, these scenarios question how psychological disorders can manifest themselves in the built environment and how fictional characters affect popular opinions of those who struggle with these diagnoses.
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