Julia Freund

Apartment 52 examines the complexities of growing and changing in an unchanging place. It provides the viewer with an uncomfortably intimate look into my home life in New York City. Through a mix of color and black-and-white 16mm film, it combines fragmented environmental shots with cinéma verité–style glimpses of my family. The nonlinear visual narrative is combined with incongruent, non-diegetic audio. The work addresses themes of domesticity, contained chaos, and the relationship between physical and emotional closeness.

Julia Freund is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. Her work celebrates the humor, horror, and heart of everyday life.