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‘Home is Where’ Screening & Release Party
November 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Is home a place, a feeling, a sensation? Join the RJE Foundation in exploring this through Iris Lune’s (2021 Sprout Fund Award Recipient) visual album ‘Home is Where’
Doors open at 8pm; Screening Starts at 8:30pm
DCTV Firehouse Cinema
About ‘Home is Where‘
Home is Where is a visual album, created in collaboration by one musician, five dancers, and four visual artists, all from different places around the world. This yearlong project, the brainchild of musician Iris Lune, breaks apart the idea of a home and examines it through myriad points of view. By co-crafting a visual album across time and space, weaving together sounds, words, movement, and striking imagery, the artists of Home is Where have created something completely unparalleled.
Each of the ten songs on this album takes on a different aspect of the idea of a home. Is home a place, a feeling, a sensation? How can we strive to feel at home within our own bodies? How do those who have emigrated rebuild a sense of safety and belonging, despite the physical estrangement from the their place of origin? Iris Lune and her co-creators ask these questions, which are, at heart both individual and communal.
The collaborative process began with an in-depth conversation between Iris Lune and each collaborator about the role home plays in their lives and art, after which they recorded sounds that spoke to them of home. The audio samples varied greatly, ranging from human-made sounds and the chatter of casual conversations to animal noises, mechanical noise, and ambient tones. Iris Lune then manipulated the audio samples to create unique instruments, which she used as she composed a song inspired by each conversation and story. Once the music was completed, dancers and visual artists created a video interpretation of the song.
All proceeds from this album will be donated to organizations helping persons displaced due to Covid-19 and other natural disasters and organizations that support unhoused communities in NYC.