Dream House is an experimental documentary shot on high definition digital video (8.52mins) that interweaves fantasy and reality as children visualise their ideal adult home. It was first shown at House Gallery, London, in March 2013 as part of a solo exhibition of photography and video, Waiting for You. It was also selected for the Athens Video Art Festival 2013, the Cairo Video Festival 2013 and the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2014.
From Dulwich OnView exhibition review:
“The video interviews small children about their future homes, making the viewer aware of how children perceive the connection between home and identity. As children stand in small play-homes, they imagine bigger, grander homes with five bedrooms, swimming pools, and even closets leading to Narnia”
Some of the comments left by visitors to the exhibition:
"I absolutely loved the Dream House video, so beautiful"
"Reminded me of being a child, I drew many pictures of my dream house. Forgotten memories resurfacing. Interesting to see how different each child is already at such tender age. Not all dreams come true. Where did they go? Keep up the thought-provoking work"
"Loved the film, beautifully shot and very touching"
"I was so pleased I realised about the video in the little 'cave' under the stairs! It was delightful"
Special thanks to
Honor and Margaux Campbell
Kai and Lani Falzarano
Dan and Zak Hammond
Luka and Poppy Jones
Ellie May Tuppen
and Marisa Petrozzi
Music excerpts: Shadows by Tim Garland