WHERE YOU END AND I BEGIN
Where You End and I Begin
"How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences - like rags and shreds of your very life."
- Katherine Mansfield
In between the places we grew up in and left behind and the place we stand now and look back from, is the horizon. The border between visible and invisible, between air and water, between here, there and what's beyond.
Where you end and I begin explores the notions of home, displacement and the in-between. It explores physical and spiritual borders and the difficulty of crossing both. Inspired by my personal situation of living between two cultures, the work questions the transformative quality of moving away while looking back.
The world's cultures may be very different, but when seen through a consistent lens in terms of simple geometry, the complexities of cultural variation fall away. Here I turn my camera onto the ordinary details of everyday life.
The Other in Me
Due to the geographic fluidity, being neither here nor there, many of us suffer from confusion about our cultural roots. While in a state of "in-betweeness" we search for a real connection to a place and definition of our identity.
6,654 km / 4,135 miles (video)
Three-channel video installation focusing on borders and the bridging of distances. A ritualistic mixing of water from the place of my birth with the water from the place I currently reside in as a metaphor for my own hybrid identity.