“Casa Mundo”/ “Home-World”

“Casa Mundo”/ “Home-World”

“Home” is where we belong to. “Home” is a place we know, where our roots are nourished and our hearts invigorated, where we let our guards down. It is the place we long for after a long journey, or even before we have departed. “Home” takes many shapes and depths, many different meanings, and it is not immune to the passing of time.

To think about how we have built that place, is to think of how we have built ourselves and how we have been built by others. What pillars support our inner worlds? Are they safe enough? If we had been made in another way, how would our “Home-world” be?

In a world where all the unknowns have been found, where distance has been relativized by the speed of invisible impulses, where modern rhythms have disconnected our roots from the ground and dissolved all boundaries, how can one answer the question: “what is that place you call Home-World?”

Arte Institute is pleased to present “Casa Mundo”/ “Home-World Project”, a year long cycle of  monthly performances by twelve artists that will evolve around the concept of “Home-World”, or the place we all belong to.

“Casa Mundo”/ “Home-World Project” will challenge twelve artists, one each month, to create a performance having the question “What is this place we call Home?” as a starting point for reflection, in light of the World we live in today. Arte Institute will present a performance every month, from January to December 2012. By the end of this year long cycle, the twelve performances will be compiled and showcased in a gallery.

“Casa Mundo”/ “Home-World Project” will be curated by Arte Institute and visual artist Patrícia Oliveira.

The second performance by Patrícia Oliveira is called “Returning Home”.