what.home

what.home looks at the importance and meaning of home, through interviews and landscape, culminating in video installations.



what.home is my current artistic exploration of home. To begin, I'll be interviewing people from all over Vancouver's lower mainland, and filming them in the places they feel at home. This project digs into feelings of belonging, displacement, and community - all with a deep connection to place and identity. Pieces of the interviews will be shared regularly on Instagram @what.home and will eventually become a physical video installation.

Installation: (Bowen Island and Amsterdam) I plan to project the recorded interviews as well as videos of the landscapes in which people live into a 4D matrix of hanging screens, so that visitors to the installation can literally walk around in the sounds and sights of others' experience of 'home'.

I have been invited to install this work at Goleb in Amsterdam in May, 2018, as well as to expand the project there during my stay in the Netherlands. This is deeply meaningful to me, since I am myself a daughter of immigrants, one of whom chose to leave his homeland of the Netherlands and settle in Canada. I not only hope to interview some of my own family who have stayed in the Netherlands, but also immigrants currently living there.

It will be very interesting to include immigrants to Canada as well as newcomers to countries those Canadian immigrants came from. I will be following such strands of connection across the globe, and collecting the stories of the web they create. In this way, and through expanding the project over time, I hope to explore the transience/intransience of humanity across the planet, as well as the challenges that globalism brings, and the deep heart-connection we all share in our search for belonging.

Video clips will be uploaded to the @what.home Instagram account as the project progresses.