(Re)Housing the American Dream is a cumulative performative documentary project (2015-ongoing). This experimental multi-year documentary project follows a group of American and refugee youths, growing up in the time of Trump, through the collective making of performative video and text based work exploring the construct of the American Dream. The production period is structured as an annual summer camp in which the works are developed through collaborative processes with the participants. The produced work reflects on current socio-political issues, their lived experiences, individual perspectives and their collective imagination. The annual works cumulatively inform each other and tell the story of a resilient, diverse, opinioned group of youngsters living in divisive times.
Link to project website: https://rehousingtheamericandream.wordpress.com/
Link to exhibition checklist: https://kirstenleenaars.files.wordpress.com/