Home Sweet Home

Taylor, Paul and Kelsey, Jan (2007) Home Sweet Home. [Show/Exhibition] In: Home Sweet Home, Dates between 6th June to 29th November 2007, Various locations in Cumbria. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Taylor, Paul and Kelsey, Jan

The project is about the idea of home, placed in the wider context of issues of migration, exile and displacement. The theme was explored through several elements, against the background of the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the British Trade in Enslaved People.

The children were invited to reflect on what 'home' means. They were then asked to think about what they would take with them if they had to leave, as migrant workers do now and slaves did in the past. The artists also discussed notions of utopia, why people move and encouraged the children to empathise with those in this situation. This resulted in visionary maps and drawings of possible utopias; negotiated landscapes where their 'haven' had to find its place alongside everyone else's; treasured objects made in clay, burlap, calico and gingham - materials chosen to reference the slave trade; hand drawn bank notes celebrating things valued more highly than money, for use as utopian currency; and finally in small, anonymous cardboard suitcases, archetypal symbols of travel containing everything from practicalities to whole landscapes.

Official URL: http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/News/Press%20Rele...
Date: 2007
Event Location: Various locations in Cumbria
300 SOCIAL SCIENCES > 300 SOCIAL SCIENCES (processes, interactions & communication skills) > 306 Culture & institutions (incl. sociology of health)
300 SOCIAL SCIENCES > 300 SOCIAL SCIENCES (processes, interactions & communication skills) > 307 Communities (incl. rural & urban sociology)
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 09:37
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 19:30
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/674
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