"Temporary", video still, single channel, 2013

HOME, curated by Richard Turner Professor Emeritus at Chapman University, and hosted by the VAALA Culture Center (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association) and OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art), exhibited in July 2014.

“Temporary” (single channel video, 9:04 min) was screened at both gallery spaces. “HÔME” resonates on cultural, emotional, intellectual, religious, philosophical, political and spiritual levels—as a place, a space, a myth, a source of identity, a promised land, a state of being, a war zone, impossibility, and/or an inalienable right. The goal of the exhibition was to illuminate and enrich understanding of the concept of “HÔME” through artworks that critically explore the concept and that also allowed various interpretations from different cultural standpoints: Vietnamese American, Cambodian American, Mexican American, White American, generational, etc. (OCCCA press)

“HouseProyecto” was the source material for “Temporary”. While making HouseProyecto I was moved by the temporary status of the workers and their relationship with our family, and by the changing season. A family and a construction crew share space (home) for a moment in time, planting annuals, picking ripe summer tomatoes, hammering, sawing, sweating, laughing, and capturing fleeting moments of play, as strangers thrown together connect or don’t under the bright summer sun.

To view the video please see http://catforster.com/video/temporary-video/