Faisal Anwar: A Place I Call Home
A Place I Call Home
An interactive artwork by Faisal Anwar
February 3 – March 21, 2023
Online interactive art and large-scale projection at 492 Main Street, Winnipeg
Manufacturing Entertainment presents A Place I Call Home, a large-scale, interactive projection installation artwork by Faisal Anwar
About the artwork
A Place I Call Home is an innovative artwork that considers how we find our home in a time of abundant migration and societal instability. Due to war, economic precariousness and climate change, more and more people worldwide and within Canada are being forced to move. Artist Faisal Anwar is inviting people to participate in his new interactive artwork and reflect on what “HOME” means.
What you can do from anywhere
Take a photo of an object, or person, or place and tag it with #APlaceICallHomeProject on Instagram. The tagged photo will be added to a large-scale installation of photographs in motion and will be projected on a wall located at 492 Main Street in the Exchange District of Winnipeg.
How to view the artwork in real life
The large-scale projection is located at 492 Main Street, Winnipeg until March 21. The projection is accessible by foot and by car.
Donate to support newcomers
The United Way is working with Faisal Anwar to support newcomers. Donate now.
About the Artist
Faisal Anwar is a Hybrid Artist, Curator Karachi Biennial 22, and creative technologist working between Canada and Pakistan. Founder of CultureLab.art, he explores the intersection of art, science, nature, and data, investigating pressing concerns on climate change, sustainability, and shifts in new emerging economies. He is also a co-founder of ArtAddress, mentoring and fostering creative ideas and dialogue. His creative computational thinking, research, and artistic practice branches through interactive installations, immersive environments, data-driven interventions, internet art, HybridNFT, and MetaVerse / Web 3.0.
About Manufacturing Entertainment
Manufacturing Entertainment is the artist, curatorial and art production duo, Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix. Focusing on art-making technologies, digital art communities, and working across genres and disciplines, they strive for meaningful collaborations and community building. Autonomous and forward-thinking, Manufacturing Entertainment thrives on new ways of operating, recombining art methodology and transforming status quo thinking.
Since 2005, Hendrix and Gendron have worked together supporting a multitude of artistic visions through workshops, curation, exhibition and supporting the development of community-led practices. They believe in creative communities and building capacity through collaboration and active participation.
Press contact: Julie Gendron