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what.home looks at the importance and meaning of home, through interviews and landscape, culminating in video installations.
what.home looks at the importance and meaning of home, through interviews and landscape, culminating in video installations.
5 backers pledged CA$ 1,200 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Risks and challenges

I do not yet have a venue for the Bowen Island installation of what.home. I feel that there is a good likelihood I can present it at one of our local facilities, or even in a local home or wilderness setting. This doesn't effect the outcome of rewards, since I have limited the rewards to things that I can personally ensure; independent of installations or where this project goes in future.

This project does not require very much in terms of materials, however it requires funding that I do not currently have. I need to purchase a new camera body to enable higher-quality filming of landscapes for large projection installation, and I will need to rent two high-quality digital projectors for each installation. I will also need to fund my travel and accommodation in the Netherlands, as well as that of my husband, who is my installation assistant. I hope to recuperate some of these costs through this fundraiser, as well as grants I am currently applying for.

The most unlikely (but still worth mentioning) potential challenges include unforeseen circumstances preventing travel such as illness, natural disaster, war, or family crisis. However, since I am deeply invested in this project, these would only mean postponing or relocating the interviews and/or installations.

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    thank you!

    Thank you so much for your contribution! I will be pleased to include your Kickstarter name on the sponsors list at whathome.org.

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    november studio visit + thanks

    Come by my studio on November 25th or 26th, 2018, explore my nice little art library and have visit! I'll give you a cup of tea, as well as acknowledgement on the sponsor list at whathome.org, and my great thanks for your donation!

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    interview + video file + thanks

    Be interviewed for the what.home installation in a Bowen Island or Greater Vancouver place you feel connected to and receive a digital file of your interview footage.
    Additionally, the name you use for your Kickstarter pledge will be included on the sponsors list at whathome.org

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    individual portrait + thanks

    An artistic individual portrait photo-shoot in a sunny wilderness location of your choice (must be on Bowen Island, on a dry day, and accessible within 100m by vehicle). You will receive digital .jpg files of at least 2 individual portraits. Photo-shoot date/time to be arranged in person. No photo-shoots available March-May 2018.
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    1-hour photo-shoot + thanks

    A 1-hour artistic photo-shoot in a sunny wilderness location of your choice (must be on Bowen Island or Greater Vancouver, on a dry day, and accessible within 100m by vehicle). You will receive digital .jpg files of at least 5 individual or group portraits. Photo-shoot date/time to be arranged in person. No photo-shoots available March-May 2018.
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