Where is home?
about Terra Infirma
Inspired by a phrase that the artist’s father said during his last days in the hospital,
Terra Infirma: Hospital Room for Someone Who Can Never Go Home Again
re-imagines a hospital room with surreal and organic touches, and invites interaction through audio and point-and-click mechanics. By incorporating concepts of geopsychology and ritual, Terra Infirma examines the shortcomings of the healthcare industry related to immigrant and first-generation care and asks us to evaluate what it means to be cared for and listened to far away from home.
Terra Infirma was built using Cinema4d,
for the 2020
Parts of this piece, including the title, were informed and inspired by the book
Death and the Migrant: Bodies, Borders, and Care
by Dr. Yasmin Gunaratnam.
Special thanks to Cherlaine Ordona, Audra Linsenmayer,
Kevin Peter He
for their feedback and direction.
Lovingly modeled, coded and composed by