Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
Homeland encapsulates a collection of experiences in relation to personal and collective connotations of the word. By formulating private, political and historical narratives, the artists reflect on the roots and routes which shape both individuals and nations. When the home is ruptured, existing in a distant time or simply reimagined, one not only begins to seek a fabricated substitute, but hints of it come to surface in the everyday. The use of vernacular and archival materials reveal the constructed nature of collective memory, whilst photography plays a central role in reinforcing a form of belonging. The physical impact on the land by the ancestors forms a wider history of mark-making and orientation to a landscape, preserved through lived and imaginary narratives.