Domestic Disorder;

Photography Possessions Performance

Domestic Disorder considers the chaos and congestion of clutter within the domestic setting and its impact on mental health. This autoethnographic practice, investigates Kathryn’s relationship with her belongings. Explorations are through a series of solitary, improvised performances and interactions with treasured possessions. Each performance evolves from a series of memories, thoughts and emotions, in an attempt to disentangle complex relationships with things she owns. Photographic practice becomes personal therapy, documenting a journey from disorder, where clutter and possessions are overwhelming, to a more ordered, calm and relaxing state. These challenging themes are addressed with a degree of levity and humour, offering empathy and compassion, inviting the viewer in.