Jan McCullough


Jan McCullough 

Home Instructional Manual


Traditionally, instruction manuals have been the perfect source for practical solutions. Experts in specific subjects provide a written authority on how to repair faults and carry out tasks from scratch. In Home Instruction Manual, Mccullough follows an online chat forum following a Google search ‘how to make a home’, in which self-described experts exchange detailed instructions about how to make the perfect home. Transporting his studio into a rented suburban house he carried out the strangers’ advice over a period of two months. The resulting photographs documented the end result of his time living and working in the house and the process of creating a performed identity from scratch.





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