The Dollhouse

Heather Benning

The Dollhouse documents the transformation of an abandoned farmhouse in rural Manitoba into a life-sized dollhouse. An exterior wall is replaced with Plexiglas, revealing rooms restored and furnished with decor dating from the time the house was abandoned in 1968. The contrast of the exterior and interior speaks to themes surrounding the passage of time, sense of place, reclamation, and nostalgia. The Dollhouse closely examines the act of domestication and childhood play.