Jiwon Ham

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Art and Technology Studies

Transient Home is an experimental documentary presented as an immersive video installation. This project tracks the experience of continual displacement shared by many young people today, with semi-nomadic lifestyles common in cities everywhere, through voice interviews, a volumetric 3D capture technique, and installation.

The act of repeatedly moving causes the blending of “home” and “placeless-ness.” When one’s most personal spaces are detached from one’s most personal effects, places become something neither significant nor permanent, that cannot provide identity or affinity. With frequent relocations, despite looking for belonging in each of these cities, the interviewees’ sense of home is less and less grounded in any physical place. Rather, houses are transient places, encouraging people to remain anonymous and solitary.