“Fewer families were born, lived, and died in the same place. People, especially young ones, were ready for a new life, as far removed from the old one as possible. Living space was much smaller and there were few, if any, servants. Many wives were working outside the home and leisure was not to be spent doing housework, but in being out of doors as much as possible. Emphasis was on informal living and informal entertaining.” – Interior Decorating with House Beautiful
Home movies, animated sequences, mattes and xeroxed leader recall a gothic sensibility submerged. Marginal worlds appear briefly amidst the genteel surroundings of family life. Both imaginary and real, questions linger amongst the surface of sameness.