HOME SWEET HOME IN MY PAPER CITY
STAGING HOME – HOME STAGING
What makes from a house a home?
What is a home?
What is domesticity?
Why do people build a home, a nest?
Why are we nesting?
Is the house really a hearth, home, microcosmos?
What is the centre/the hearth of a house?
Is it the hearth, the diner table or the bed?
And how comes this domesticity survived until today where the conditions and borders in between public and private spaces went trough a great evolution?
Why aren’t we conscious of this cocooning,
this nesting so close next to each other in the city?
Assumed there is a wall, what happens behind?
How come we can forget that that wall is there?
That we don’t know anymore that that wall is a wall,
don’t know anymore what a wall is?
That we don’t know anymore there are walls in our apartment/ house and that if those walls wouldn’t be there, there wouldn’t be an apartment or house?
That we don’t know anymore that these walls define, border the place where we live and separate it from other places where other people live?
How can I stage all this?
How can I stage all this in just one material: paper?
Paper: only few events don’t leave any written trace behind,
almost everything passes sooner or later by a sheet of paper…
These are the questions I have being researching during one year of reading, thinking and most of all creating. Creating of little installations, trying to stage all of this, to capture this by scenography.
In the end this research led to a concrete project proposal for a scenographyperformance about citysections.
CITYSECTION, a section trough the city, a section trough the buildings of the city, the apartments, the houses, the rooms, … a section trough the infrastructure in, round, under, above the city.
As if the façade of the city has been taken away, so you could see at a glance and simultaneously all the rooms on the front of the buildings from the ground flour to the roof. All the activity’s that take place there…
A Japanese capsulehotel, wherefrom all the doors of the rooms were left open.
A very big city show-box. A show-box where you yourself fit in…