Artist Projects

Letters From Homeroom

Maya Churi

Letters From Homeroom is a website about two best friends who are sophomores in high school. Their story unfolds in the letters they pass to each other in class during the day. The film/website consists of seventeen one-minute video segments, audio tracks, as well as the text of the correspondence. Viewers can move in and out of the three different media elements to assemble the complete movie. The site also offers viewers a chance to become a part of the correspondence: in the Bathroom viewers can post their own notes about what is going on in the movie or what their own experiences are. There is also a Lockeroom page, which contains histories of the characters and links to the personal web pages of the main girls that include journal entries that start where the film leaves off. The film has been shown at The Sundance Film Festival, The Streaming Media Festival, The Seoul Net Fest, and in exhibition at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, Italy.

Project Updates

  • 2005: Letters From Homeroom has its first public premiere at Sundance Online Film Festival

  • 2001: Letters From Homeroom is exhibited at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, Italy

  • 2001: Churi conducts roundtable discussion about Letters From Homeroom