Entry Title: "Reconstruction of The-Self"
Name: Rita Hernandez , Canada
Category and Expertise: Abstract, Non-Professional
Entry Description: 50% of migrant population around the world is woman. Culture shock after migration is one of the most deeper and transformational processes for “The-Self”.
I used the body as the natural representation of The-Self, where parts of the body are parts of The-Self itself. They play and interact finding a place. How this “hand” will fit in this new world? Or… they are just there, waiting for the moment to play a roll. When I am going to use this foot? Or just being observed and evaluated for re-cycling or disposal. Do I really need this knee or should I exchange it for a third hand?
Understanding what part of The-Self works in the new culture, making stronger other parts, or getting new ones, implies a continuous Re-construction of The-Self. This is a visual approach to portray what immigrant experience through the acculturation process.