Especially poignant after the year we’ve just experienced, Oslo, Norway-based photographer Geir Moseid’s “Plucked” (Teknisk Industri, 2020) explores domestic life, confronting themes of alienation and social segregation. “The home is often known to be a safe space where one can be private and Intimate,” he explains. “The home has a sentiment of security that is built around the fact that we can seclude ourselves, distancing oneself from the interference and surveillance of others.”
Moseid juxtaposes these points with the notion that home can also represent something darker, citing the many crimes that occur behind closed doors. The subtly ambiguous images in “Plucked” represent the duality of these two experiences of home. “By depicting something that is familiar, yet strange, or appealing and repulsive at the same time is often regarded as a signifier of the depiction of the uncanny and raises contradictory beliefs (cognitions) for the viewer, encouraging the viewer to create his/her own opinion, which is hopefully based on the emotion that the photograph offers the viewer.”
See more from “Plucked” below!