overig - 2019
"Portable homelands" multimedia installation
Lyubov Matyunina together with Konstantin Guz investigate the continuity of the clan and history, land and family, nature and human as well as ideas of inbetween-ness and belonging. How can we be accepted in a new land, would we ever be considered as Amsterdammer or we will remain immigrants forever? How language, stories, myths and fairy tales departing from the idea of portable homelands and malleable identities can help us to integrate into the society? Is it possible? “Portable homelands” investigates history of the family and legends of the land include discussion about family continuity and result in a multimedia installation. This project is done in collaboration with Lyubov and Konstantin’s family members who live in Kaliningrad, Russia.