Project Title: Chair
Claire McEvoy’s researched-based practice investigates complex variations of identity; in her current body of work she uses photography and site-specific interventions to document and explore the topic of emigration. McEvoy uses Ikea flat-pack furniture as an axis to explore identity and migration in the 21st century. She focuses on the alienation of the migrant and uses the flat-pack chair as a metaphor, creating an uncomfortable tension between the chair and its environment. The images depict the banal and the everyday and centre on the temporality of human existence in a globalised society.