Home-Maker by Jeanie Finlay
Interactive documentary, installation, web site, publication, live events.
What makes a house a home?
How does this change if you cannot leave?
After showing at Folly, Lancaster in 2004 Home-Maker embarks on a national tour.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the venues.
01: ABERDEEN ART GALLERY . SCHOOLHILL. ABERDEEN
April 16 - August 21 2005 . Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk Tel: 01224 523 700
02: LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE . UNIVERSITY PARK . NOTTINGHAM
September 01-11 2005 . Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12-4pm
03: HATTON GALLERY . THE QUADRANGLE . UNIVERSITY OF
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE . January 14 - March 11 2006
www.ncl.ac.uk/hatton Tel: 0191 222 6059
Home-Maker is the result of two residencies which took place in the living rooms of seven housebound older people in South Derbyshire, England and Tokyo, Japan. Jeanie Finlay spent time with each of the seven people, getting to know their histories, preoccupations and passions, creating video and panoramic portraits of each of them in their homes.
Home-Maker is an interactive domestic installation. The portraits are projected as life-size digital environments recreated in typical Derbyshire and Tokyo living rooms. Navigating the rooms provokes questions on home, family, faith and solitude and allows an intimate insight into seven very different lives.
Winner of a Canon International Digital Creators Web Award. A Ruby project made with Peoplexpress and Muse Company. In association with On the Edge Research and the Robert Gordon University. Supported by Arts Council of England, EM Media, UK Film Council, YOTA and Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust. Design by Ruby, Marketing by Broadway Promotions.