What is Home, Christin Call, 2017
What is Home an Obscure Kingdom an Opera Buffa It’s You Always You is an interdisciplinary assemblage series. The work borrows freely from dance, film, photography, installation, poetry, and other art forms in combination with each other. My central question in the series is: what is belonging? From this psychological imperative the substrate of the home is a landing place for the jutting out of vignettes that consider physical space as a context for our ability to feel at home. What happens when a person is physically displaced? Experiences psychological separateness? The malleability of influence between internal and external environments is a way into the housing crisis currently being experienced in my own city of residence, Seattle, Washington—where homelessness is spiking and locals are getting pushed further and further from the city’s core.
Poetry – Poems were placed around Seattle at sites of construction in which chain link fences obstructed pedestrian access to public spaces. The top side of each card asked the prompt, “Will you handle me?” Flipping the card revealed a poem to the reader/handler on the reverse.