Home Sweet Home

I participated in a pretty fun art installation project called Home Sweet Home at the Clutch.

“Home sweet home is an installation show in which each audience member has the opportunity to personalize a house of their choosing and become part of a perfectly formed, miniature, cardboard community. The development boasts a number of services to help individuals settle in…”


S and I arrived an hour before the town was closing for the day so we decided to take our stores home to create.  I decided to cut mine in half and reconstruct it. So I had two stores instead of one.

My first store I created is a Sari Sari Store. We thought there should be some ethnicity in this community.

“A sari-sari store is a convenience store found in the Philippines. The word sari-sari is Tagalog meaning “variety”. Such stores form an important economic and social location in a Filipino community. It is present in almost all neighborhoods, sometimes even in every street. Most sari-sari stores are privately” Wikipedia

My next store I created was the BOT shop and Electronic Eatery.

Apparently, we weren’t suppose to take our stores home as someone put up a crime scene around our spots with a note asking for the buildings 61 and 62.

We returned our buildings back. S suggested we leave the crime scene tape up.
S made her store into a Dragon Restaurant (Vietnamese) and a Taco Shack

Overview shot

We thought about becoming the trouble makers in the community and putting inappropriate buildings in the community but we thought otherwise.

More articles on Home Sweet Home
– Toxic spills and street parties: Cultch’s wild cardboard world feels like Home Sweet Home – Georgia Straight
– Home Sweet Home is a different kind of home show – Georgia Straight