Imaginary Homelands

Imaginary Homelands, 2010, duration 7:09 min

Imaginary Homelands explores what a means to have a sense of place and belonging and is a play on Dorothy’s ‘There is no place like home’. It plays on the dream of leaving which is as powerful as its countervailing dream of roots. It celebrates this desire of wanting to go elsewhere while at the creating a sense of spectacular displacement. The video is shot in Chicago and at the same time makes references to the artist’s own home country: the Netherlands.