Ian Strange: Disturbed Home
Edited and essay by Kevin Moore and essay by Rory Hyde
Exhibition and publication, October 2020
Ian Strange: Disturbed Home is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s architectural interventions, including photographic and filmic interpretations of those structural works. Highlighting projects of the past twelve years and spanning geographies from Strange’s native Australia, to New Zealand, Japan, Poland, and the United States, Strange’s provocative transformations of damaged or abandoned homes unlock themes of social upheaval and geographic displacement caused by a variety of factors—economic blight, environmental disaster, and social migrations.
Published on the occasion of exhibitions at the 2020 Perth Festival and the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial, Ian Strange: Disturbed Home features lucid commentary and original imagery on numerous distinct projects, including renderings for Strange’s Fall 2020 project in Cincinnati, Ohio, addressing the biennial’s theme, light &. Also included are scholarly essays by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore and Rory Hyde, Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Essays address Strange’s practice within traditions of Land art, photography, public sculpture, and architectural and environmental studies.