Map of Home
Artist: Weiting Chen
Medium: Main illustration work (digital) & photographs & time lapse video of the process
Description: The year of 2020 is a special year for many people. The year of the start of the COVID-19 impacted the way I attending classes, having food and socializing. I spent the most of the time in my home last year. Staying home was not only good for public health and safety during that difficult time, but also giving me a new way to look at the small scale environment around me. I enjoyed the life at home a lot and I cherished all the memories. For Mudfest 2021, I want to share my happiness to other people, especially to those who must stay at home due to many reasons. Even the place I lived in was very small, when I see it as a town or a city and treat every step as a small trip, daily routines will become more interesting. I want to share the way I look at my home and hope more people can see the hidden interesting things in daily life. The main drawing is the map of my home. Rather than a scaled drawing, it is more like a diagrammatic summary of the trace my roommates and I left at home. Masks and sanitisers that we stored in the living room, games and toys that we played together, the shower room that I used for vocal exercises… Is there any place in the map that you want to visit?
Mudfest Artist Interview with Curator
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.