Throughout July and August 2018, Myths and Mirrors hosted a series of workshops for community members to explore and share their ideas of ‘home.’ Using collage, paint, and DIY print-making techniques, participants created small paper houses to represent three things: what’s “built” their idea of home, what shelters them, and what they consider the heart of their home. This process was documented for a short film, Home Is Where the ___ Is, shot and edited by summer students, Aédan Charest and Casey McGee. The film was screened at Myths and Mirrors’ end-of-summer celebration.
Home Is Where the ___ Is was also presented at the Greater Sudbury Market as part of the Pop Up! Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl in partnership with Up Here 4 Urban Art + Music Festival. It included a participatory art activity featuring a large cardboard house; visitors were encouraged to paint the house with what ‘home’ means to them. See photos from the art crawl here.
Big thanks to everyone who participated in the project, as well as Leesa Bringas (Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl), Erica Lagios (Greater Sudbury Market), and the kind folks at Better Beginnings, Better Futures for hosting us.
See more photos from the project here.