Where is Home? is an audio-visual and sensory art installation. A mise en abyme of emigrés against all the challenges they face in their journey of establishing themselves in a country with cultural and economical differences. This installation questions identity through immigration: why emigrés come to London and how they deal with their day-to-day life.
The installation will let visitors hear the story of different migrants in London: from refugees to successful executives. I will be recording one person each day for the next 50 days.
The participants are from different backgrounds and I haven’t necessarily met them before. They have different jobs, different education levels and come from different countries. Those who agree, will appear in the series of portraits accompanying the material and audio installation. Each photo will have the participant’s name, age, country of origin and number of years he/she has been living in London and finally the postcode.
The material installation will be approximately 30x100x100 cm and it will be in movement inside a black box.
You will have to look through an opening to see what’s happening inside while you have your headphone listening to the testimony of the 50 emigrés and their experiences.
Who am I ?
I'm Chaymae Lougmani, a Moroccan visual artist currently living in London. I have an aptitude for experimental projects and I come from a set and space design background. My work is mainly about identity, migration and women's rights.
I've spent 3 wonderful years in India and Vietnam where I worked mainly as an artistic director.
My past exhibitions:
The society hanging – Installation (Identity)
The Artists Lock-Ins, The book Club
London, January 2016
Labyrinth, our bodies are our property – Performance Installation
Festival La Fête des Installations La Fabrique Culturelle des Anciens Abbatoirs
Casablanca June 2015.
Women’s small businesses in Vietnam – Photography exhibition
Vox Populis Art Festival
HCMC, June 2014.