Work: 8 R.275 Modern House


The series of pictures 'R.275 Modern House' is a contemporary photographic survey featuring a stereotypical semi-detached house.

Hornby Railways considered that this particular building in Margate epitomised life in towns and cities in the UK during the late 20th century and chose this house to base their eponymous model kit on. Each image in the series is given a reference number forming a visual archive, a 'kit of parts' with which to describe contemporary suburban life.

Superficially the house is an archetype of standardisation and uniformity, suggesting themes such as the 'readymade', prefabrication and repetition through mechanical reproduction. Yet, domestic buildings such as these, provide the backdrop, the stage, to our unique life stories.

Prints, artist publication 'R.275 Modern House, Instruction Manual' and audio work containing local field recordings.