Collage by Kris Savic
What do our bedrooms say about us?

What does your house become when it’s the only place you can be?

Did people collect pop vinyls during the Spanish Flu?

Make Yourself at Home is a time-capsule of 2020 - an interactive experience where you explore a house, interacting with the objects and environment throughout to reveal snippets of the residents' lives.

It combines 360 degree photography, video, audio, and a host of online services to recreate the experiences and emotions of the artists in quarantine.

Grab some headphones, get cozy with a hot drink, and Make Yourself at Home - now online here.

Created collaboratively by the CuriousWorks Makers Space artists.

“Am I a gender or a bag of meat?” written by Miranda Aguilar

Make Yourself At Home (2020)

In April 2020, I and the other Makers Space artists began meeting virtually to work on what would become Make Yourself At Home. We dropped 360 cameras to one another’s mailboxes, had long D&M’s over Zoom and other online chats, and shared our experiences with quarantine, social isolation and general 2020-ness through the process of this work.

The project was created collaboratively, with certain aspects created by specific creators. I wrote an online quiz entitled, “Am I a gender or a bag of meat?” based on my experiences dealing with mental health and gender identity during quarantine. It was inspired by the personality quizzes in teen girl magazines, and the way they’re often parodied on sites like Reductress or Clickhole.

“Am I a gender or a bag of meat” was my first foray into writing about my gender, and was one of my first steps in making sense of where I fit in the gender spectrum. I wouldn’t have shared this work if it wasn’t for the safe, welcoming artistic space provided by everyone in Makers Space.

Creating this work with the Makers Space group helped me get through the year.

I am a settler living on the unceded lands of the Tharawal people

I pay my respect to their elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.
From the river to the sea, none of us are free until all of us are free.

Always was, always will be,
Aboriginal land.