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About This Project

Watch the video from the installation on Vimeo

College Art Association, Artspace, organized by me as an Invited Artist by The Services to Artists Committee/College Arts Association, Brian Bishop, Hyatt Regency, Chicago. 2010

This work also resulted in a photography series, also entitled Dear Shelter that was part of the DePaul Faculty Exhibition, 2010, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.

Dolores Wilber (Chicago) with collaborators Jaan Toomik (Estonia), Chi Jang Yin (China/Chicago), Steven Bottoms (Leeds, UK), http://performancefootprint.co.uk/projects/more-green/, localStyle (Chicago/Amsterdam) and Heitor Alevelos (Porto, Portugal), who each did their own separate videos.

Issues of personal space, interpersonal relationships and the home — as a site of knowledge as well as personal comfort and sustenance — were explored in this multi-media installation where each artist’s work was shown simultaneously. Four projects were presented on one 15×10 foot screen, one on a separate monitor, and another on a small portrait video. I chose collaborators from Portugal, Amsterdam, China, England, and Estonia who provided their own mapping of a personal space through video and sound.

My video for this installation was the result of investigating my own home in an attempt to understand where I found safety and comfort. We were all motivated by our deep affection and appreciation for what we have become, enhanced by our precious ability to explore foreign lands apart from where we each grew up and now live. We were also motivated by our concern for the safety and survival of our planet and the painful knowledge that all that we have gained by foreign travel has the gravest cost in expanding our carbon footprint, particularly travel by plane to distant cultures.

This work also resulted in a photography series, also entitled Dear Shelter that was part of the DePaul Faculty Exhibition, 2010, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.

Dolores Wilber (Chicago) with collaborators Jaan Toomik (Estonia), Chi Jang Yin (China/Chicago), Steven Bottoms (Leeds, UK), http://performancefootprint.co.uk/projects/more-green/, localStyle (Chicago/Amsterdam) and Heitor Alevelos (Porto, Portugal), each presented solo videos presented simultaneously in the installation.

© Kerry James Marshall  “Untitled (Color Blind Test),2003, acrylic on MDF panel