A HOME MADE BY DRAWING is an art-research and anthropological project exploring the human practice of dwelling, the notions of home and shelter, and the meanings and quandaries of human mobility. Beyond the purely architectural and formal interpretations, the project investigates the dialectic between ideas of home and horizon, openness and closure, finite and infinite that generates a constant, ambiguous and unsolvable movement between contraction and expansion, between staying and leaving.
A HOME MADE BY DRAWING explores non-static and fluid manners of dwelling that evoke an alternative and nomadic relationship between human beings and their environment. The architectural materialization of this condition is the temporary shelter, in which a thin, fragile dividing and permeable frame separates an internal environment from the outside space. This temporary and ephemeral way of dwellings is embodied in alternative and non-formal building techniques, in some vernacular architectures, in temporary shelters built by homeless and refugees, as well as in shanties at the periphery of the global cities.
In A HOME MADE BY DRAWING I create symbolic nomadic structures through ephemeral, fragile and impermanent art-chitectures that embody this oscillation between the need to take shelter and the drive to move beyond, between being oneself and becoming other, between the home and the drive or need to travel. These art-chitectures are therefore ‘nomadic shelters’, symbolic dwelling forms from where to start rethinking the relationship with the environment and with the landscape, acknowledging mobility as fundamental feature and right of human beings. At a highly dramatic moment in European politics as regarding refugees and migrants’ status, I will create ‘shelters’ in selected public spaces of Treviso as architectural symbols of a new much-needed global ethic, using a simple cotton thread in performance-like actions. The end of the residency will be marked by a final exhibition and an artist talk at B#S Gallery, Treviso.
Final exhibition, and artist talk: Friday, December the 13rd @B#S Gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org / +375 553 2009)
The residency is hosted by and organised in partnership with IoDeposito and supported by the i-Portunus pilot project funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.