Dream Home Shrine
The Dream Home Shrine is collaborative community installation at the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency for collective dreaming and reflection on the theme of what makes us feel at home. It is an opportunity to remember a home left behind, honour a present home, or manifest a future home. Visitors were invited to bring an object, drawing, or reflection to contribute to the shrine. The Blue Cabin offers an important context for the creation of this work, as the structure of the cabin itself holds many histories of housing dreams and displacement.
In preparation for the shrine, community members gathered to make a collection of nests inspired by the bird, wasp, mouse, and carpenter ant nests discovered inside the Blue Cabin during its restorations. The nests were utilized in the shrine as receptacles for objects and reflections contributed by community members. They are also a gesture towards the dream homes of other-than human species and communities.
Co-created with Marina Szijarto.