"On Paper" Installation View, 2014
Archival Inkjet Prints, Dimensions Variable
In this body of work titled "On Paper", I explore notions of identity, homeland and mobility. Drawing from my transcultural experience, I investigate bureaucratic travel identification documents to examine the ways in which our identities are validated across borders. In Part I, I recontextualize various passports’ watermarks into large-scale landscapes by employing methods of appropriation, scanning, and digital manipulation. In Part II, I construct concrete poems and photographs out of immigration documents by folding, organizing, layering, and erasing selective texts. I transform bureaucratic information to construct metaphors of our collective transit and identity.