No Place Like Home was a unique arts project culminating in a publication, exhibition and sound installation at Cardiff’s city centre homeless hostels, Tresillian House and The Huggard – which in 2011 will be demolished to make way for a brand new homeless facility.
The project provided a means for the residents, staff and service users to examine and rationalise their relationship with the physical environment of these buildings before they are lost; and to provide a lasting testament to their vital function in relation to Cardiff’s homeless over the last 20 years.
The book and accompanying CD are the results of a summer long residency by photographic artist Faye Chamberlain; the insightful colour images of the buildings’ hidden life taken by staff and service users, along with the work of sonic artist Chris Young.
Young’s haunting compositions are constructed entirely from recordings within the hostel walls, taking us into an ever deeper and more emotional encounter with these buildings and their residents.
Both provide the context for Faye Chamberlain’s evocative series of black and white portraits of Cardiff’s homeless.