Home Front

Home Front, 2017, video projection (5x7 ft.)

Home Front is a site-specific installation created for the Terrain Biennial, curated by Sabina Ott and generously hosted by Justin Witte and Olivia Schreiner in Oak Park (IL). Home Front takes note of what it means to have a sense of place and belonging and the dream of leaving - by desire or necessity at a time in America in which this conversation is defined by walls and travel bans. Reflecting on the complex situation of the emblematic figure of the immigrant throughout time, Leenaars examines her own and the Witte-Schreiner’s Dutch roots and immigration history.