Where to draw a line between ocean and shore?
Several concepts come to mind when thinking about liminality: uncertainty, as well as openness, potential, and the state of becoming, between-ness, transition, neutrality. The state of Neither-Nor (or Either-Or, quantitatively holding the same value and relevance in opposition). The Liminal surrounds us; it is the periphery of every moment of our existence, the behind-the-scenes of our reality; it makes no judgments and no assertions; it constitutes our everyday mundane poetry. In is simply there. In the liminal state, the boundaries and factors dissolve, bringing to the attention the low-key overlooked moments.
In my recent body of work, I explore the idea of liminal space. By juxtaposing life-size photographs against the real environment where these photos were taken, I would like to question viewerâ??s perception of real and imaginary space, as well as invite the viewer to contemplate the surrounding and become aware of mundane and often overlooked details of the environment.
One of my ongoing projects concentrates on windows. A window is liminal: it is a transition between the inside and the outside, while being neither one nor the other, or perhaps bothâ?¦ Windows bring us glimpses of what is on the other side; they are the means of our expectations, and often our hopes, exciting and at times unpleasant surprises. However, if a window is a neutral entity and only the means to either confirm or deny our expectation regarding â??the other sideâ?, it still serves its liminal purpose; it is merely a threshold.