My focus lies on community-driven projects, trying to capture potential areas of hybrid performativity where the cultural “in-between” of each community I work with is encountered, becoming a transformative key across languages and cultures. My work is often drawn to peripheral european areas such as my place of origin Sicily, or areas suffering from the pressures of globalization. I often work with communities that are already in a process of narration in motion and/or displaced.
How do relations between cultures of birth and exile affect core definitions on the concept of “native”?
With my work I aim to subvert and question any particular cultural sense of belonging and elaborate on the articulations of identity beyond the strictures of the global/local binary, expanding or subverting these strictures.
The project has been performed as a sort of qualitative research that involves the gathering of narratives—written, oral, performative —focusing on the meanings that people ascribe to their experiences, bringing them into a performative context and leveraging these, to subvert the local stereotype of national identity, therefore, trying to creating a bridge with the current refugee crisis to raise participants awareness.