‘Heimat’

‘Heimat’

Installation – Edinburgh College of Art flagpole by Katarina Nöteberg

Nationality, identity, borders.

Am I from a region, a country, a continent? How do I define my origins? How often are we afraid, ashamed or proud to say where we’re from? What do I feel when I see my flag flying in the wind, hear my language at the airport on my way home? Happy, annoyed, embarrassed.

The project ‘heimat’ experiments with those definitions that we recognise, accept, ignore, lose or over come. Yet almost all small talks start with the question: ‘Where are you from?’

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