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SersteBy Serste
First created
SersteBy Serste
First created
€333
pledged of €4,600pledged of €4,600 goal
5
backers
36days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 10 2019

About

The Way Home    

(versione in italiano qui)

Who?

I'm Serste and I'm a painter 

What?

The Way Home is a project to create a multimedia exhibition to fight ignorance about migrants in Italy

Why? 

I want to do my part to the resistance against fascist and racist upraising in my country

When? 

The project will evolve in three phases:

  • funding and website set-up
  • painting, researching and collecting migration-related knowledge
  • setting up and promoting the itinerant multimedia exhibition

Where?

Immigrants - study
Immigrants - study

The Research

My first goal is to learn about the first ten countries in this government's list of 2018 landings: 

official government data
official government data

Traditional art and augmented reality  

I'm going to create ten oil paintings, and each of them will be associated to digital content about the home country of the depicted subject. 

The Way Home website
The Way Home website

During the exhibition, visitors will be invited to download the app CreativMuse that'll enable them to scan each painting and get access to the related digital content.

Multimedial, sketch
Multimedial, sketch

How to feed your Inner Hedgehog

As hinted in the presentation slideshow, I'm imagining this global xenophobia fever as a pandemic illness caused by a peculiar creature: the Inner Hedgehog. 

If left untreated, the consequences on the host and its habitat can be life-threatening. Inner Hedgehogs love to feed on Fears and Ignorance, and if fed those, their dimension can force the host's heart to start shrinking. 

 Knowledge: how does it taste like?

Thanks to the multi-cultural setting I grew up in, my Inner Hedgehog is an avid devourer of any kinds of food, although, as you can see in the video, he still fears strangers.

To help him overcome its fears,  during 'The Way Home' we will cook ten minimal menus featuring recipes from Algeria, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan and Tunisia. The recipes will compose an illustrated cookbook.

Still life with Hedgehog and cookbook
Still life with Hedgehog and cookbook

The Way Home, what does it means?

Nigeria, three studies
Nigeria, three studies

The project title comes from an emotion I'm lucky enough to experience often: the tranquil joy which pervades me when, after long or short absence, my body recognises the old road leading me home.

Pietas
Pietas

Those sounds and smells have the power to relax the mind like anything else, promising warm rooms, a familiar meal and security. Often, for people that flee their home and come to Europe, this feeling becomes just a distant memory. 

Thank you for you attention!

Please, take a tour of The Way Home website for more details!

Serste

sere.stelitano@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

I think this project is very challenging for me in many ways, and this is wonderful! With your support, in the next months I will be facing some more enticing and scaring experiences:

Find the proper materials for the paintings: it might sound odd, but my quest for bio, eco-friendly and cruelty-free painting materials is taking me oversea: raw hemp canvasses, for example, are nowhere to be found at an affordable price than in China. Bio oil of Carthamus tinctorius, a natural thinner I plan to use, is neither common nor cheap.

Back in my art school studying days, I was taught how to produce my own colours, but once I got my school leaving certificate, industrial made tints and thinners quickly came into my paintings. I think it’s time for me to try and bring those old memories back. As a painter, I’m looking forward to using less dangerous substances, so that the colours of a painting might be vibrant and vivid at the same time (if the recipe is well matched, of course). I’ll commit myself to this goal and share with you the results.

Finding Hosts: although I'm keeping in touch with some local cultural organisations which would probably like to host the exhibition, I want it to become more popular so that many different people, while interacting with the paintings, will be able to have a new perspective about migrants. The live exhibition could take place everywhere around the world and might be hosted by everyone who’s interested in the project, since a digital version of the paintings will be available for printing by April 2019.

Interested to host? Please, check out the rewards or find out more at https://serestelitano.wixsite.com/thewayhome/multimedia-exhibition

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