Kayde Anobile once jokingly referred to herself as a serial migrant. On reflection she realised it was an apt description. Born in the USA, she has lived in Geneva, Hong Kong, Chicago, London, and Istanbul.
Anobile moved to Istanbul in 2012 and the work in Home Not Home is a response to the changing physical and social identity of the city. She has been documenting old wooden buildings, many of which belonged to Greek, Jewish and Armenian minorities forced out by repressive government policies. These timber homes are dotted throughout the city in variously dilapidated states of limbo. As building development sweeps through Istanbul, their existence is increasingly perilous.
Even though they are flimsy and falling down, they still have a powerful presence; a reminder of lost lives, abandoned homes, people passing through.
Anobile works with encaustic paint, one of the oldest painting mediums, layered with synthetic resin, a much more recent material. This combination is appropriate for the confluence of subjective memory and objective reality explored through her work.