"Clouds are always changing, so my aim is to capture the moment." Extract - Home-Maker

“Clouds are always changing, so my aim is to capture the moment.” Extract – Home-Maker



Monji San

Monji San

2003 – 2006

What makes a house a home? How does this change if you cannot leave?

“an unprecedented, highly novel approach to portaiture” The Guardian

Interactive documentary, installation, web site, live events and publication.

Home-Maker is the result of two residencies which took place in the living rooms of seven housebound, older people in South Derbyshire and Tokyo. Jeanie Finlay spent time with each of the seven people, getting to know their histories, preoccupations and passions, creating video and panoramic portraits of them in their homes.

Home-Maker was presented as an interactive domestic installation as part of a UK tour, the portraits were projected as life-size digital environments recreated in typical Derbyshire and Tokyo living rooms.

Home-Maker can now only be seen online.
Navigating he rooms provokes questions on home, family, faith and solitude and allows an intimate insight into the lives of Florrie, Roy, Betty, Lilian, Aiko-san, Emi-san and Monji-san.

Winner of a Canon International Digital Creators Web award 2002
Finalist – Stuttgart Film Winter International New Media competition 2003

Home-Maker publication

Exhibition History

National Tour 2004 – 2006

Hatton Gallery // Newcastle, UK (solo show)
Lakeside Arts Centre // Nottingham, UK
Aberdeen Art Gallery // UK
Folly // Lancaster, UK
The story of me and my town // Roppongi, Tokyo, Muse Company, Japan 2003
House Work // Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK 2002
Exhibited at 15 North American and Asian venues as part of the Canon award winners tour

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