"Daily Life (Buitis)" is the Lithuanian word for "existence" or "way of life" but also for "the everyday." A person's home, on the one hand, is the precondition for his-her existence, but on the other hand, it is a mirror if his-her everyday and his-her way of living.
In her photo series, Joana Deltuvaitė contrasts interior views of apartments in which she has stayed for a short while. In doing so, she directs her attention to architectonic details like floor tiles or door locks that are characteristic of simple apartments. Additionally, however, her pieces mirror the individual appropriation as of the apartments through their inhabitants. Thus, the images show fragmentary details of the apartment's personalized furnishings, providing fleeting glimpses into the everyday lives of those who live there. The frequent choice of narrow image makes it possible to take a new view of familiar surroundings, breaking through the habitual perception of one's own daily environment.
From the "Mit allem rechnen / Face the Unexpected", Dortmund, 2006
© Joana Deltuvaitė