AERIAL ROOTS I

10 min, HD, stereo

3 channel video installation

 

Is home a place, a space, a feeling, a practice and/or an active state of being in the world? - Shelley Mallett

In 2018 I moved to Finland. Since then, I didn’t get the chance to visit my home country. What started out as a personal and nostalgic project about homesickness became a collaborative work that gathers people from different parts of the world who are willing to share their experience regarding home and being away from it.

Aerial Roots I is a collaborative project that explores the idea of “feeling at home” in the nowadays multicultural world from the point of view of 20 young people from Thailand, Canada, Finland, Vietnam, USA, UK, China, Albania and Romania who have been living in Nepal, Thailand, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Greece and Japan.

The installation holds 22 Skype recordings with each participant and 2 raw video documentations of Näsijärvi Lake, one in summertime and one in wintertime with no post-processing, re-composition or color correction involved.
 

*THE VIDEO WILL BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2020. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER.