PLACING HOME: WOODLANDS
Placing Home: Woodlands is a public art project that explores ideas of home and movement within Woodlands. Writer Pico Iyer once remarked that “movement is a fantastic privilege, [but] only has a meaning if you have a home to go back to”. What is home, though, if not only a dwelling place?
While a place is d efined by its historical and cultural identity, and a space can emerge when a physical area is imbued with social meanin gs, home is created when place and space converge – it is a h abitat for humanity associated with a piece of the soul. To experience home in a public domain is thus a way of encountering spaces in between places. Drawing from this concept, Placing Home: Woodlands presents five artworks in the neighbourhood that invite all to look at our surroundings with fresh eyes and ask questions about the world in which we live.