Taking spaces / 2009
How can a feeling of home be created for those who live without a permanent base, constantly constructing temporary ones – only to deconstruct them again?
To feel at home on the move.
People or the so-called “movers” live very short in every place. To create the feeling of home in several or temporary places they need the possibility to take room and space and make the place their own. Arriving at a new place and to make it a home is via your belongings and in the everyday life in it. A mover has a need to slowly conquer the space using their belongings. They let their be-longings grow. Slowly mark and con-quer the space, then to arrive with all their self. A thing you can do everywhere is to make a mess and spread your be-longings. Some will relate to the action of creating mess, some will relate to the action of cleaning it. Mess is a homely making strategy. It is a way of marking your territories. The Feeling of home appears in the notions of living in it, doing it.
Home and its meaning.
The home is a condition - a state of mind, Its something that appears in the connection between a human being - a thing - a place - or an address. You ad-just yourself and your body to your house. - A high doorstep, a low beam. The transformation from object to home appears in the double adjustment be-tween body and a new physic object when these melt together. The home is in our time no more a specific place but many different places bound together by daily routines, rules and habits.