SQM: The Home Does Not Exist

Biennale Interieur
Kortrijk, Belgium
17 – 26 October 2014

SQM: The Home Does Not Exist is an investigation into contemporary domesticity through multiple platforms, commissioned as the cultural programme of the 2014 Biennale Interieur. Through two exhibitions, an original film, and a book, the standard conceptions of life at home are re-examined based on a context of technological saturation, network culture, economic recession, and political appropriation.


SQM: The Theatre of Everyday Life, an exhibition in the Rambla of Kortrijk Xpo


SQM: The Quantified Home, an installation and workshop in the abandoned Broelschool


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Fortress of Solitude, an original film presented in the Kortrijk Xpo


SQM: The Quantified Home, a book edited by Space Caviar and published by Lars Müller


Under the direction of Joseph Grima and Tamar Shafrir, Giulia Finazzi was responsible for the design and coordination of the Theatre of Everyday Life; Simone Niquille wrote and produced the film Fortress of Solitude; Andrea Bagnato managed and edited the book SQM: The Quantified Home; Martina Muzi coordinated The Quantified Home exhibition in the Broelschool, and the Demolition Workshop through which it was produced; Bernardo Martins de Almeida assisted in the research and production; Giulia Grattarola saw to everything else.

The visual design of the project is by Folder (Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, with the assistance of Marina Mangiat).