The Homing Project is an archive, a virtual home for our lived experience of this unique moment. Originally conceived for Toronto’s Brick Works site, the project was upended by Covid-19 and the suspension of in-person programming.
Moving online in the spring of 2020, the creative team — Parker Dirks, Aria Evans, Falen Johnson, and Juliet Palmer — connected through an ongoing exchange of creative prompts. Each new work inspired the next, connecting our separate lives during a time of quiet isolation. Opening up our circle, we invited 11 artists to join us this summer: Jani Lauzon and Tara Sky, Ximena Huizi, Nigel Edwards, Belinda Corpuz, Sonja Rainey, Germaine Liu, Nikki Shaffeullah, Mariah Meawasige, charles c smith and Alex Samaras.
Looking back we see that the bricks from the quarry everywhere – they enclose us inside our homes, and stretch out the city’s fingers into Lake Ontario.
We look forward to returning to the Brick Works in 2021. In the meantime, we’ve been spreading the net wider, through Holding Us Together, a community-engaged off-shoot that combines ceramics with audio collage.
We are immensely grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and Evergreen Brick Works in the development of this project.