We are living in an age of rapid technological advancement. In Haptic House, Sarah Bird explores how this experience permeates private life and the sense of identity. She photographs handmade models of domestic liminal spaces, experimenting with colour and scale to suggest varying feelings of play and control. Bird’s vast influences range from Dutch interior paintings to modernist abstraction. She takes a painterly approach: composing, framing and manipulating light to create tonal range before building colour washes. Haptic House uses the language of technology to visualise the limitations and uncertainties of change.
Image: Sarah Bird, Haptic House II – Peach Interior, (2022). Archival digital pigment print. 46cm x 30cm.