Mina Zarfsaz . Otherness . 2013
In Otherness I am mediating between the spheres of identity, place, and culture. This project unsettles the most basic operations of “natural” personhood and identity Although it encourages open interpretation, the thought-provoking ambiguity of the piece challenges the viewer to figure out where to conceptually place his or her emotions. At some point we encounter the situation of belonging physically, but not emotionally. We feel a quotidian otherness.