Hearts In Isolation: Mapping @ Home


Hearts In Isolation: Mapping @ Home presented in Auslan and English

Take a moment. Feel your heart beat. Breathe.

This video is presented in both Auslan and English by artists Luke Duncan King and Dan Goronszy

This heart felt mapping project invites you to reflect on the objects, spaces, elements, actions, words or more, which have held your heart afloat while in isolation, offering comfort, laughter, and resilience. These things will form your hearts’ map.

The video will guide you through the steps to creating your map, including simple explorations to reflect on and celebrate your surroundings, instructions on arts techniques to represent your hearts’ champions, and considerations for placing everything into your map.

Cartography has long been an incredible tool for sharing information about places, communities, histories and culture, set in time and place. This grass roots community project takes the idea of a map, and poetically transforms it by using our heart as a lens, through which to see our homes and surroundings. After months of living in various forms of isolation, we ask you to share the objects, textures, routines and items that, even if only for short moments, have created calm, hope, warmth, or joy for you and your heart. 

Your map then becomes its own artifact. You may wish to share it with your household or friends. You may invite them to try and follow it, and share the stories of its making.

Register for the Mapping @ Home video here

You’ll send us a photo of your map.

By then sharing the photos of maps in an Instagram Gallery we see a snapshot of the people around us, whose hearts we may never meet in person, but may connect with through this sharing.

Keep an eye out next year in FUSE Autumn 2021, as the maps collected this year contribute to multimedia public art installations, of Hearts in Isolation: One Year On.

Proudly supported by the Darebin City Council's FUSE Fund Program



Luke Duncan King

Dan Goronszy


Afsaneh Torabi and Dan Goronszy


Dan Goronszy Arts creates unusual arts experiences that provoke wonder and conversation about humanity. Led by Dan, we are multi- disciplinary artists and collaborators drawing on participatory installation, live art, puppetry, public art, social practice and visual theatre. We work with governments, festivals, schools, artists and community organizations throughout Australia and the world to share compelling arts experiences.

Described as playful, challenging and moving installations, our works gently subvert recognised rules of the public arena. Exploring and sharing alternative narratives of people and place, beyond the obvious or expected, is the cornerstone to Dan’s practice.

Dan’s works have been presented broadly including Brisbane Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Alice Desert Festival, Dream Community Taiwan, Arts Centre Melbourne, Federation Square and ArtPlay. She is driven to reach audiences who may not seek out contemporary arts and cultural experiences, therefore privileging working in the public arena, and in suburban environments.

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Auslan Interpreted
Closed Caption

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Note to Attendees


  • Great to do as a household, or on your own. 
  • Suitable for children, with guidance for under 7’s.
  • No arts experience is necessary. 
  • Follow Hearts_In _Isolation on Instagram to see what others have made.

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Take a moment to feel your heart beat and breathe. This workshop is presented in both Auslan and English by artists Luke Duncan King and Dan Goronszy with Auslan interpreters.

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