I Dream of Home: Constructing an Archive of the Intangible.

Leet, Sri-Kartini (2014) I Dream of Home: Constructing an Archive of the Intangible. In: Anthropology and Photography 2014, 29 - 31st May 2014, British Museum Clore Centre.

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Abstract

The concept of ‘home’ has always occupied an indeterminate space: it can refer to a place that has been left behind, or a place to which one returns, or a new place that one, even temporarily, ‘takes up’ (for example, a hotel room). This then means that ‘home’ may refer to a deeply familiar or foreign place, or it may simply be a passing point of reference. This lack of clarity in its meaning has also resulted in its being mythified as a site of utopian belonging. This project explores ideas of 'home' and has involved a broad range of participant-contributors who have posed for me in the studio, eyes closed, in reverie; they were also asked to reflect upon their own life experiences through photographs and to 'donate' an image they regard as symbolic of their idea of 'home'

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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 13:43
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 13:17
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17909

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