Madeleine Collective co-presents “Honey I’m Home” at Propeller Gallery, July 18-29, 2012.
“Honey, I’m Home!” was originally exhibited at Nuit Blanche 2011. Based on cheesy ’90s family sitcoms, “Honey I’m Home!” consisted of original television episodes capturing the form but missing the quintessential ‘father’ character. The role of patriarch was filled in by Nuit Blanche guests, their performances live-edited into the pre-filmed segments and broadcast to the audience. The installation was a co-production between the Diversity Institute and School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, and involved Madeleine Collective members Nicole Bazuin (director/producer) and Cheryl Hsu (creator/producer), as well as Sarah Allen Eagen, James Warrack and Wendy Cukier. In July 2012, taped episodes of “Honey, I’m Home!” were exhibited at the Propeller Gallery and all members of Madeleine Collective were involved in the installation. Vintage televisions were hunted down (RCA sets from 1988, 1989 and 1979 respectively) and three colourful platforms were constructed, creating a fitting showcase of the project, complete with behind-the-scenes photos from the studio sitcom shoot, the Nuit Blanche event, and even a framed family portrait of the cast. It was a great opportunity to showcase the project and broaden its audience - thanks to Propeller Gallery for a fantastic show!