by news of the 1st World Housewives’ Conference held in Buenos
Aires in 1995, the following year I went to Santo Domingo to realize the Housewives’ Project at the 2nd World Housewives’ Conference.
I handed out throwaway cameras to the conference's participants with a few assignments. I chronicled
the conference and portrayed all the women and their experiences
during their week’s stay in the Caribbean. Avoiding a political
or social statement the project intended to show an intimate glance
into a housewife’s womanhood.
The tear-off calendar style dummy book paired the assignement photos with clippings, quotes, housekeeping tips from
household magazines from the 40s, 50s and 60s resulting in an ode to the housewife, the housekeeper, the mother, the
wife and the homemaker. It is a "calendar" without the days, allowing the viewers to tear out and keep their
The 2nd World Conference of HOUSEWIVES.
Santo Domingo, Christmas 1999.
99 housewives + 1 artist + 100 cameras + 5 assignemens:
your home/hotel, your family, your best friend, yourself...
and whatever you want...