Neither here nor there
In moving to Canada, part of me was left behind in my motherland, and since my arrival, I have been transforming into a person who is no longer there nor here but between two homelands, two cultures, and realities. I started struggling with a tentative sensation, being situated in-between, between my unreachable past and my uncertain future. I have been standing at the threshold of my past and present selves. In this current project and relying on my experience as an immigrant in Canada, I intermingle my photographs of Calgary with my photos from my homeland to explore how memory and its manifestation in photography can help address this sense of Liminality and create a sense of belonging in the present. It also includes a family memory video to invite the viewer to identify with my everyday experience traveling between time and memory, entering into a world of uncertainty, the ambiguous state I occupy.