Artist - David Shearing

For many in exile, the smartphone stands in for home, kept safe with identity documents in a watertight plastic bag. As an innate body extension it situates, orients, documents, represents, transcends and resists a life lived in exile. PhoneHome  explores this contemporary condition of being alien and architecture’s complicity in detaining bodies. Videos, playing on mobile phone screens housed in miniature refugee cabins, engage with the pervasive geo-cultural, geo-mythical and geo-political issues of our time and architecture’s role in housing those without home and homeland.