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Welcome Home: Bentornato


Welcome Home in Italian, Turin, Nov 2005
Part of ‘More fools in town program’ by A Constructed World

The first site specific performance/exhibit of Welcome Home. Oreet had a bad cold just before the opening, so she could not make it in time to install the work, as a solution she arrived on the hour of the opening and installed the work as part of the opening, the performance was a ‘welcome home party’ for the artist in Turin. The exhibits included toys, objects, two videos; Dancing with Men and Shopping List for Live art, drawings, collage work and a text on the history of the Jewish community in Turin, who over centuries had to move from one neighbourhood to the next, wear a red bandage on their shoulder, pay money to the rulers of the time in order to be treated better and were forbidden to take up certain jobs and education. The exhibits reffered to what the artist possibly collected in her travels away from her ‘home’ in Turin. This work is also relating to the growing demand and privilege of artists to travel and show works internationally. The constant movement makes the sense of home more complex.