Sunday, November 15, 2009
Certeu writes of ones private space as being the reflection of ones character and daily routines; “This private territory must be protected from indiscreet glances, for everyone knows that even the most modest home reveals the personality of its occupant. Even an anonymous hotel room speaks volumes of its transient guest after only a few hours. A place inhabited by the same person for a certain duration draws a portrait that resembles this person based on objects (present of absent) and the habits that they imply”. The arrangement of furniture, the colour and quality of materials, one’s possession their books and newspapers, the sources of light, the care or negligence of ones space, are all indications of a “life narrative”. The interior space of the ice shack is no less symbolic of the modest and makeshift subculture of the average ice fisher.