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What does “home” mean when you have had to leave your home behind? When you live in an AZC (Asylum Seekers Center) in the Netherlands, a country of which you do not speak the language? The young people of Marres Extended started the project Little Big Things with vrolijke post (happy mail), in which they exchanged letters with young refugees from the AZC. But how do you write a letter when you don’t speak each other’s language?
In this prokect, young people from the AZC sent drawings to Marres Extended. On the scans they received the Extended members continued to draw. Then they returned their drawings back to the senders… In this way, a visual conversation started on the meaning of house, home and freedom.
This project was created in collaboration with Stichting de Vrolijkheid and Kris Vleugels. Marres Extended member Kyarah Martens created the soundscape for the visual story.
The Marres Extended group of 2021 continued to explore the themes of house, home and freedom by asking: which objects remind you of home? And which objects do you take with you when you travel away from home?
After the Post project, Marres Extended organized an experimental art event called Little Big Things. All guests were invited to bring an object that reminds them of home or a trip they made.
Inspired by Wicked Art Assignments, an art installation was created together with the objects. In the experiment, Extended highlighted the different meanings of the objects using photography, dance, vlogging and sound.
Kanunnik Salden/Nieuwenhof en Sint Clemens Stichting