My research-creation examines ways of visualizing the notion of simultaneity in the lives of today’s migrants, in the sense of living between several cultures and multiple states of mind. In my work, I intend to show the shifts and reconstructions that take place in one’s identity as the result of immigration and living in a different culture, with the lens of simultaneity in identity, place, and language. I use an interdisciplinary approach that includes time-based media, photography, printmaking, drawing, and text as means of investigating and narrating my story.
In my artistic research process, I constantly raise questions like: How can I visualize the sentiment of wavering between simultaneous realities? How can I express the consequences of being ‘present’ in separate cultures at once? And how can I address the notion of searching for the perception of belonging, while I am undergoing living and being in-between?