Liminal, from the Latin word līmen, meaning "a threshold," describes the state of being between spaces, stages or experiences. Associated typically with rites of passage, liminality speaks to points in time and space when we find ourselves on the cusp of a shift which can be felt in the material as well as in the psycho-spiritual realm.
This diptych, single-channel video explores the liminality inherent to an existence that entails locating home across cultures as well as physical spaces. The piece is comprised of two stories that mirror and juxtapose each other. It is a meditation, born of a conversation with the self, indeed with the artist herself, on what it means to be “betwixt and between,” of feeling as if “neither here nor there.”
Though at its essence a self-portrait, “Liminal” transcends the personal to touch on the collective experience of navigating an increasingly globalized world, where borders – both literal and imagined – are shrinking and expanding and thus so too are our notions of who we are and where we belong.