An ongoing investigation into the place that I call home, the areas of early 1990's greenbelt housing, commonly referred to as 'suburbia'. Martin Parr was able to document these spaces years ago, but as a product of the physical location, I have the ability to describe what they are.
Suburbia becomes the limbo space between real/fake, true/false. Even the word suburbia has no ‘true’ form, that is, an essential structure– it simply describes something that exists as an idea, rather than a physical location (in a similar fashion to the word ‘community’) – suburbia itself is a non-place. It neither exists, nor does it not-exist. Abstract concept and concrete locations meet to produce an illusion of the everyday; the beige bricked, green gardened, two car home.
The non-place of suburbia becomes my own mental landscape to explore.
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