The chaotic shelter

Beasts of the Southern Wild Trailer

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The Loan Warrior vs Community Living

Katrina was a moment of rapid destruction, destroying the lives of many. Post Katrina, some families were helped and others forgotten.  The urban and bay area decay projected on the screens of family televisions across America and exposed the a huge misfortune of what shelter became to many. While looking through Caledonia’s work, the juxtaposition of compositions between shelter in her urban setting vs shelter in places destroyed by natural disasters has a very strange and eerily close aesthetic to cinematic dramatization. Let’s think about the romanticism set behind the chaotic structures built under the “influence of trauma” (aka none) vs  pieces of art constructed to stimulate the same sensorial experiences. Where is the line drawn between social active awareness and a crude commentary on honest public distress?

Ryn

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