This Body Is Water/ Gismee Maya 2 (Egyptian Arabic phonetic spelling) is an installation, further developing ideas of water and migration. This durational installation used figurative cut-outs on paper, fabrics, and handwriting, against the background of walls washed with blue. During the six weeks of the show, I spent several meditative hours in the gallery writing on the blue walls. I sourced from this partial list of people who have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Europe: https://uploads.guim.co.uk/2018/06/19/TheList.pdf
Blue signifies an emotional space of vulnerability, a liminal space of displacement, and a physical space of the ocean or sea- the connective tissue among continents.