Intimate Dwelling: Finding Our Way Home: Do you feel you belong, do you feel at home?
Home Show, Sept. 12 Summer, 2002, pp. 19- 27
Brydon discusses an experiment she conducted by giving her class two series of questions as quizzes, one about "global culture" issues and the other about "bioregionalism". In doing this she examines how the media saturates people's lives and alienates them from being connected to the locale they inhabit. She asks: how do we define "home"? Do we belong? These questions are at the center of works in Home Show.
Brydon goes on to explore how the idea of "home" has been interpreted in cultural theory and by the artists in the exhibition.
ITEM 2002.144 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Brontosaurus – Sam Taylor-Wood
Adagio – Samuel Barber
House – Richard Dyck
Bale – Jennifer Stillwell
Gardner Series – William Cordova
Homogeneity – Shawna Dempsey
Smurfistan – Lorri Millan
Myths of the Everyday – Steve Giovinco
Destroyed Room – Jeff Wall
Happy House: The id, the Kid, and the Little Red Fireman. A Clean Sweep – Gunilla Josephson