Home Sweet Home organises exhibitions in people’s homes. Using available domestic space the exhibitions organised reflect on the theme of home as lived space and as conceptual idea.

Home Sweet Home organises exhibitions in people’s homes. Using available domestic space the exhibitions organised reflect on the theme of home as lived space and as conceptual idea.

(2) what they deserve

2. what they deserve

10 - 17 January 2016

Bangalore, India

Home Sweet Home presents our second exhibition featuring a new body of text-based works by Alison Byrnes. The following is an accompanying text by the artist :

[sic] The typos are not mine. None of these words are mine. All errors in these statements are a reflection of their authors. Each statement was collected verbatim from the comments sections of online news sources, mostly Yahoo News and The Huffington Post, in 2012. These are real people’s views, suggestions, admonishments, of reports on real crimes.

We now allow unprecedented levels of vitriol into our homes through the medium of online comments.

The rise of comments sections as addendums to journalistic writing has been both the new height of the demotic voice of “the people” and a troubling reflection of the citizenship. Behind a society that appears to be civil in our day-to-day interactions lurks the id of humanity’s most brutish, primal urges. Or so the comments would lead us to think. We can’t be sure of their true intentions, or whether the people who seem to be present in anonymous online comments are constructed identities.

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photographs courtesy of Karthika Sakthivel

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