Landmarks, home as an activity, explores the shifting idea of “home” in the time of extensive relocations.
Started with my personal history of relocations, and dialogues in the community of Third Culture people, I dived into the detached sense of belonging, detachment from physical houses and interiors, and little sensory things we carry to feel - home. The project addresses home without a connection to any place or a fixed point, but as universal activities of re-connecting to home within, and practices of “homing”. Landmarks refer to personal constants kept in memory, reminders of locations and habits. Textile collection, supported by object designs of domestic rituality, with a strong focus on weaving and natural fibre dyes, made with careful selection of color and origins of the materials used and physically connected. Memory of landscapes, plants and fibres from different locations, present the objects as multi-local - like the modern travelers themselves.
Hand-woven textiles, natural dyes, ceramics, woodwork. Jacquard-woven pieces made in collaboration with EE Labels.
Nature photo - Renate van der Togt; studio photo - Elina Alekseeva
Research: Wayfaring (BA Thesis).