In-between resonates with themes of displacement and imaginative geography.
The central idea refers to personal experience of departure and returning to the country and the paradoxical state of living in a space in-between belonging and banishment, housed and unhoused and loss and presence. Photos are taken in different places near borders of Iran and in a mosaic method and then assembled together to refer to the mental situation of fragmentation and dislocation. Some parts are missed through this process of deconstructing and constructing of the self.
Shay Mazloom (b. 1978) is an Iranian based artist working with photography, video installation and Performance. She holds a MSA from Sydney College of the Arts 2011. Her works investigate the affiliation of identity, culture and place, also the effects of social and cultural discourses on individuals.