Detached Homes

Detached Homes
2011
Two-channel video installation

The artist re-visits disparate homelands and explores the dualities of being an adoptee: her southern Ohio experience and her Costa Rican roots. Both homes and cultural identities are shown to be unattainable, through the lens of a detached body and displaced memory. The adoptee finds a self somewhere in between. Where nostalgia is lost, the warmth and comfort of an imagined “home” is always slipping.