Ilinca Pop&Simona Constantin, Home(?!), Series of Postcards, 2018
Being in our 20’s, feeling intrigued by the fact that ‘home’ implies an abstract negotiation between the childhood house and the home that one’s building later on, we decided to engage in an informal research that looks for personal definitions of ‘home’. Does ‘home’ exist rather in one’s mind or in their physical world? Our research develops through conversations with people (resulting in excerpts) and photographs (portraits and objects) of what each of our contributors feels/recognises as representative for (their) ‘home’. We started the project this year, during an artistic residency in a small Romanian village (Viișoara), quite depopulated as the young generations have moved to big cities or abroad. Next year we will continue the research in other diverse rural and urban areas of Romania, planning to assembly everything into a collage-driven book. We interviewed many women in the village and we would like to share and debate their views on ‘home’ with the audience of the ‘SPATIU COMUN’ exhibition. Creating a bridge between being a woman in the countryside or living in one of the biggest cities of Romania – we believe that is important both for defining femininity and the world we live in.