The patchwork architecture and collaged interiors in Temporary Arrangement are predicated on the idea that we increasingly live through images. Culling from idealized home and lifestyle magazines, which are so heavily curated as to propose that we should strive to live in uninhabitable ultra-refined spaces, these photographs take that premise further by removing the opportunity for figure and/or ground.
Playing with the differences between physical and virtual space, flat and illusory imagery is layered, repetitively incorporating elements in multiple configurations. A geometry emerges from this process of fragmenting, enlarging, reprinting, and digitally stacking, with the goal of reconstructing a semblance of depth, perspective, dimension, and stability.
Elisabeth Hogeman is a visual artist exploring the relationship between architectural and psychological space. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago and her BA in Studio Art and English Literature from the University of Virginia. She was selected as one of PDN’s 30 New & Emerging Photographers to watch in 2019, and is included in Manifest’s International Photography Annual 7. Her projects have been supported by the Versailles Foundation, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago. She currently works as a lecturer in photography at the University of Chicago and DePaul University in Chicago, IL, USA.