An art exhibition that explores the stories of Filipino Caretakers.
Exiled Homes is an anthropological and artistic project. It aims to understand and shed light on the ways through which foreign home care workers (employees) and Maltese older persons (employers) integrate within the domestic space.
Artists Aglaia Haritz and Abdelaziz Zerrou made workshops with Filipino Females on drawing and embroidering. Each of them produced a cushion telling a personal story.
The exhibition is presented in The Mill, Art, Culture and Draft Center in Birkirkara-Malta. Anthropologist Gisella Orsini contributed Videos with the caretakers talking about their journey, their gains and losses.
In a stunning atmosphere of the mill a sensitive relationship between the use of spaces is uncovered. The international journey of the Filipinos, their home-oriented life in Malta and their special relationship with the old people they are taking care of unveils some part of European reality usually shaded.