the future house party - Amalia Caputo

The existing archives of Vizcaya show what Deering was thinking about when imagining and building his grandiose villa along with his decorator Chalfin. We can probably trace back through data and memorabilia where did they get their ideas, how did he purchase this or that, when and how did they took certain pertinent decisions, etc.… However, it seems that there is an un-traceable part of this idea/dream/realization that doesn´t come out publicly towards minor functioning aspects of a home: its domestic environment and all the decisions that they imply, such as the service areas, like the kitchen or laundry, socially un-important yet pivotal in a house’s functionality. While not being the most socially relevant part of the conception of this type of home, it certainly carries a lot of weight in its functioning.In the case for Vizcaya, we question, how was it imagined? The context was World War I and the birth of cinema, yet Deering was imagining an Italian Villas in a swamp in Miami. What where their precepts when considering all functional and social (entertaining) aspects? I’m interested in these possible early stage  poetic narratives that are tightly woven into threads that represent another time and place running parallel to the “big house”.  For this exhibition, I produced a 3 channel video projection in the Butler's room, a separate portafolio of intervened images from the archives and a photo album. 

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