Marisma

“Many migrants exist in a liminal or ‘Third Space’ between cultures and nationalities, physical locations and imagined or represented spaces” (Edward Soja). At these intersections, migrants construct a sense of place, home, and identity. My current work explores this space through photography, using performance and combining factual and fictional re-imagination of the experience. I explore this “Third Space” as a dynamic site of translation, transmission, and performance and a transitory space of abundance.
I use my brown body to explore the complex physical and mental processes that occur while inhabiting intermediate spaces formed by rigid group identities in constant struggle. This gradual amalgamation of contrasting realms is present in my work as the diffuse borders in tension de la Marisma*, where the rivers meet the sea.


*Spanish: Marisma/ estuario. English: estuary