Kijeong Song has been taking photographs of couples since 2001. This series has developed from an interest in the ways in which intimate, domestic relationships problematise simplistic understandings of ethnicity, within today's multicultural society. These couples all have diverse backgrounds and through their relationships and family create new histories that extend beyond their ethnicity. The photographs were all taken in the couples' homes where geographical and cultural boundaries dissolve. These images reflect the Australian social experience - a creative, colourful mixture of gender and nationality. There are many signifiers of cultural identity and ethnic differences in the images that convey particular meanings. Non-structural elements also exist. Song chose to incorporate ordinary objects into the images that would normally be overlooked.
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