Home Front

Home Front, video projection2017

Home Front takes note of what a means to have a sense of place and belonging and the dream of leaving – by desire or necessity – which is as powerful as its countervailing dream of roots at a time in America in which this conversation is defined by walls and travel bans. In Leenaars’ view, the immigrant — whether from one country to another, from one language or culture to another is, perhaps, the central or defining figure of the twentieth first century. Reflecting on the complex situation of this emblematic figure she examines her own Dutch roots and immigration history.