The digital projection work Swipezone presented at the CUBE 37 Glass Studio explores how alienation affects perceptions of identity. The work aims to present a range of issues related to notions of loss of identity and displacement. By investigating the implications of diaspora and the breaking down of safe, describable forms of identification as a process that creates alienation, this work attempts to present the spaces in-between. There are many cases where the condition of social displacement may occur in terms of social relations. For instance, a change of residence and community can trigger feelings of isolation and lack of security in a previously affirmed sense of self.
As a community, we have become dependant on technology to allow us to go between here and there. This work asks us to consider not just who, but, where we are and the implications of navigating the zones in-between.