Dream Home Audiowalk was a wonderful success, thanks to all the community members who came out to experience and support the project.
Dream Home is a site-specific audiowalk which explores the loss, longing, and hope of leaving behind a home. Audience members listening to MP3 players are guided one at a time through the Branscombe House and yard, pausing to hear memories unfold in each room. The recorded stories of Richmond community members with diverse experiences of leaving behind their own homes, from immigration to travel to homelessness and housing instability, are interwoven into the piece. This intimate and haunting experience attempts to honour and share the memories left behind in every vacated home, as well as invite audience members to join as witness to my own goodbye gesture to Branscombe House after a year long residency.
This project wraps up the third and final stage of my residency, which has focused on the universal but personal experience of moving away from a home.
You can see a short film documentation of Dream Home here.