In Summer 2017, Deveron Projects’ Founder/Director Claudia Zeiske will be the artist in residence. During her 3 months sabbatical she will undertake a pilgrimage from her home in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, to her mother’s house in Unterpfaffenhofen near Munich. The from home-to-home walk will be considering personal and political ideas of ‘Home’ in a post-Brexit Europe.
Like many folk, Claudia’s love affair with Europe began with an Interrail ticket. Leaving Munich via Paris to the Tipperary town of Cashel with its infamous rock, and then back again via Wales, England, Belgium to her parents’ home in Unterpfaffenhofen. The year after saw Claudia trailing to Crete through the many then Yugoslavian countries in the Balkans. A continent totalling 50 countries with about 225 languages, countless dishes, songs, sites and stories; Claudia has always felt blessed with her European passport and all the privileges that it brings.
In June 2016, by a narrow margin, the British public decided to leave the European Union. Questions of nationality, belonging and roots, which seemed to have obliqued over the last two generations, have suddenly become apparent and also very personal again. Claudia’s project Pathport looks at the idea of what Home is, was and will be for her and others with the wrong or right passport in our and other countries.