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Where Thou Art that is Home

Carmen Colombo and Martina Parolo

The photographers both communicate the feeling that the Germans express with the word Heimat, and that other languages are unable to translate except through reference to a ‘geographical or metaphorical place in which someone feels at home’. It is therefore not a question of a precise territory, but of a space that may vary, in some way thus describing the individual. We all possess or discover our Heimat one day, and in the exhibition Where Thou Art, that is home, a quote from a poem by British poet Emily Dickinson, we are invited to consider it.