“The bodies of Greta Lorimer and her mother intersect, amalgamate and exist boundless. The lack of physicality and abundance of distance leads Lorimer to began using modern technology in order to construct their relationship.” Krasimira Butseva from Revolv Collective.
This is an exploration of my project “I was the one who chose you”. It focuses in more detail on the concept of homeland and its possible representations throughout different layers.
I use an additional layer in order to explore the sense of belonging from a further and peculiar point of view, as well as to investigate another kind of everyday technology (virtual maps) which symbolises the physical distance – and at the same time the constant virtual connection – from what I call home and homeland.
After choosing five specific images, I over-layered them on specific Google Maps. All maps correspond to the places where my mother and I lived together or separately, places where we experienced a different sense of home, distance and belonging. In this sense, each image tells a different story referring to personal moments of transition.
The project has been selected by Revolv Collective to be part of the printed and online publication “Homeland”.
The exhibition and the launch of the book took place in July 2019. The book has been also presented at Sofia Art Week Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Here below the essay by Krasimira Butseva and the link to order a copy of the book:
To read about the whole initiative please visit http://revolv.org.uk/artists/homeland-publication-discussion/