hilary short

is a graphic designer and writer.


installation + publication

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is an installation on pegboards and book series of obituaries examining familial roles. The title comes from society’s preoccupation with death and also serves as commentary on the social reproduction that occurs within the family structure. ‘Pre’ alludes to these roles being determined for us before our births and upheld/passed down through the family that teaches us (i.e. heteronormative patriarchy); ‘Occupy’ alludes to the oppressive value system that determines what is waged work and what is unwaged work (i.e. capitalism).