Jonas Hejduk

Domesticated Enclosure
2019
Metal, Concrete, Plants, Electric wires
2,7 x 2,7 m

“Hejduk’s investigation into the supposed monsters, dinosaurs, ghosts that are held behind walls coupled with people’s need to know that they are on the safe side became the foundation for his latest project, There is a domesticated enclosure in my living room. The project, that cleverly utilises the well-known story of Jurassic Park, physically confronts its audience with a similar walled enclosure in centre of a living room.

The enclosure appears extreme with its apparent electrified barrier, preventing whatever threat is inside from escaping. However, in reality what is trapped inside are just shrubs and ferns, no real threat at all. Through the use of storytelling and a hint of humour, the installation asks its audience to consider if the purpose of a wall is to protect them from the apparent monsters on the other side, or, if the wall actually provokes these monsters into an exaggerated existence?

The importance of this project lies in the realisation of the fact that deep down, as humans, we want to feel safe. We want to be told by trusted media, journalists, or the physical erection of a wall, that we are in the right place. Everyone can relate to these walls and everyone places theirs fears on the other side.”

– Emma Singleton for DAMN°75 /Winter 2020

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Domesticated Enclosure
2019
Metal, Concrete, Plants, Electric wires
2,7 x 2,7 m