Neither here nor there
In moving to Canada, part of me was left behind in my motherland, and since my arrival, I am 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. In Neither here nor there's installation and relying on my experience as an immigrant in Canada, I intermingled my photographs of Calgary with my photos from my homeland, Iran, to explore the feeling of in-between-ness and ambiguity that has accompanied me since I moved here. it is an attempt to achieve a sense of belonging in a place that is not yet home. It also includes my family memory video that is projected into the photos. I would like to invite the audience to walk through this liminal space and identify with my everyday experience traveling between time and memory, entering into a world of uncertainty, the ambiguous state I occupy.