Understanding Hiraeth No.1, 2017

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound, Duration 4:30 mins.

Understanding Hiraeth No.1, Portal 2, curated by MARS Gallery at Melbourne Central, Melbourne, 2017
Commissioned by Melbourne Central

Original music before editing: Almost in F - Tranquillity by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/


Slowly panning across a configuration of houses facades the video contemplates the Welsh word Hiraeth which relates the feeling of yearning for a homeland, real or created and expresses the bond felt to a country at a distance. 

Like many others, I don't feel at home in the location I live. I am safe, content, with loved ones and will likely spend most of my life here but it is not a place I feel deeply connected to.

This digitally constructed street is lost, dislocated and contextless, yet entirely its own place. A constructed place that acts, as home.