gallery: w h a t . h o m e

The importance of place, community and belonging in our increasingly globalized world. Coming to Gibsons, BC, Canada in February, 2023.

Photo by Igor Sevcuk

w h a t . h o m e  is an immersive two-channel video installation that digs into feelings of belonging with connection to place and identity. Protagonists are all residents of Canada's Pacific Coast, but have connections and experiences from many varied backgrounds. They talk about their experiences of home, from escaping political and racial tensions in various other countries to growing up in a mud hut and a mansion, to homelessness, displacement, a search for belonging, and varying experiences of colonialism. The project explores the universality of the human search for belonging and home.

"Je raakt aan heel fundamentele vragen voor mensen."
(Translation: You touch upon very fundamental questions of humanity.)

"Such a strong immersive experience, pretty much what is necessary to live inside of individual stories of various people and life. Stressing universal issues through private stories, the installation gives the feeling of privacy without leaving anyone alone."
~guestbook entries from first installation

Video and images from the first installation at Goleb in Amsterdam, May 2018.


Where to see what.home:
Amsterdam Installation: Goleb, May 11--12, 2018
BC Installation: Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, BC, Feb 9--Mar 5, 2023

Instagram: @what.home
YouTube: Emily van Lidth de Jeude artist channel
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