Artist buys immitation family to satirize conformity

Artist buys immitation family to satirize conformity

March 23, 2014 – Denver, Colorado, USA: American Conceptual Photographer, Suzanne Heintz, feigns surprise at a proposal to “renew the vows” with her imitation husband, Chauncey. This is featured on the invitation to select guests to appear as extras in the filming of her newest photoshoot, and “wedding,” in her film “Playing House.” This photo is part of her 14 year self-portrait photo series, LIFE ONCE REMOVED, in which Heintz satirizes the image of a “Perfect Life.” She uses humor to comment on mid-20th Century societal expectations still present for women of a “Certain Age” to marry and have children. She recreates all aspects of family life with her store bought husband and daughter, featuring them in scenes of blissful domestic life in and outside of the home, traditional holidays, and idyllic family vacations. Next, she points her satirical lens at the process of Matrimony as she stages a “renewal of the vows” with her manufactured man for her upcoming documentary film, PLAYING HOUSE. (Suzanne Heintz / Polaris)