Belongings
  • Year2018
  • Duration20 min

For many in the developed world, life can be consumed with material objects. But what if you had to flee your homeland forever? What’s the one item you couldn’t live without? The subjects of this immersive installation were faced with that very decision. For one participant, their belonging is a memory eternally locked inside a purse; for another, it’s a necklace with protective powers; for a third, the scent of a beloved family member, left behind, soaked into cloth. Their possessions are a lifeline imbued with the spirit of ancestry, family, home, and belonging.

Ratings: U

Part of The World Unknown To You

https://www.sbs.com.au/feature/belongings
  • Project Creator(s): John-Paul Marin, Matt Smith, Tea Uglow, Kirstin Sillitoe
  • Producer(s): Megan Gibbon, Jonathan Richards
  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, Vietnamese, Arabic
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere
  • Format: Interactive Installation