Disturbed Home by Ian Strange

Published 10 March 2023

Ian Strange Disturbed Home

'Disturbed Home' offers a comprehensive monograph of the artistic practice of Ian Strange, an Australian contemporary artist whose works explore themes of architecture, space, and the home. Strange's practice involves photography, sculpture, installation, site-specific works, film, and documentary works, and he has created provocative architectural interventions in various parts of the world.

This beautiful book focuses on some of his most significant architectural works over the past 12 years, featuring original imagery and lucid commentary on his distinct structural interventions and explorations of the concept of 'home'. The book also includes photographic and filmic interpretations of Strange's works, and addresses themes of social upheaval and geographic displacement caused by factors such as economic blight, environmental disaster, and social migrations.

Edited by Kevin Moore with text by Rory Hyde, the visual presentation of the photographs in 'Disturbed Home' is truly remarkable, with each image beautifully presented and carefully curated to evoke emotionally charged memories of home and youth. Through his artistic interventions, Ian Strange not only explores the architectural structures of homes but also the complex emotional connections that people have with them. The images in the book capture the intricate details of Strange's works, highlighting the destructive behaviors that have become commonplace in society, leading to displacement and social upheaval. The photographs also evoke a sense of nostalgia and loss, inviting readers to reflect on the idea of 'home' and what it means to them. Overall, the stunning visuals in 'Disturbed Home' create a powerful narrative that resonates with viewers, evoking a range of emotions and memories.

'Disturbed Home', which has been published by Italian Publisher Damiani, offers a comprehensive analysis of Ian Strange's artistic oeuvre by featuring photographic and filmic renditions of his most noteworthy projects. The book includes scholarly essays that delve into Strange's practice and his relationship with various artistic expressions and includes contributions from Kevin Moore, the artistic director and curator of the FotoFocus Biennale, and Britt Salvesen, the curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

SOS, Ian Strange, 2015. Documentation of site-specific intervention. Selected work from ISLAND. Copyright Ian Strange.

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