The Liminal Space

* a short preview of the installation

The Liminal Space project explores the phenomenon of living in-between places, languages and cultures. As a result this in-between-ness affects our sense of belonging, memories and identity. The liminal is an uneasy space, a hectic experience, sometimes static, sometimes dynamic, unceasingly fluctuating!
This determines the aesthetics and the pace of the motion graphics, which are unsettled and restful at the same time. The Liminal Space is intangible, you cannot see it or touch it, but we carry it with ourselves wherever we are! Once you enter the liminal you can no longer get out of it, it is a loop, but at the same time it is a space of constant change.

The main characteristics of the liminal are the sense of dislocation and the feeling of belonging neither here nor there, but rather somewhere in-between.

Could we think of "home" as a liminal space?

The installation creates a sense of infinity by not having a definite beginning or an end, they merge seamlessly one into the other.

Primary Research Methods:

Cultural Probes | more than thirty participants involved

Voiceover: participants

Art Installation/ Motion Graphics/ Projection Mapping/ Research Project

 

After Effects. Photoshop

Millumin 2. Resolume Arena 5

Equipment:

4xCasio Projectors

Mac & PC

24fps 3840x800

length: 3:30min

loop

2017

*Video Installation - Shortlisted,The Creative Conscience Awards , 2017

Installation Coburg House

The Book

A book about the process and the concept behind the project The Liminal Space.

A piece created with the collages and photos produced by the participants, and selected quotations from either their writings or voice recordings.

It complements the main installation and it is projected on a separate wall.

A preview of the motion graphics as a 2D file, rendered to be projected by 3 projectors.

‘I feel trapped in time..’

            Ella [participant]

 

                       

Installation Venue II

It was also developed further by creating a small sound installation, which included all participants' voice recordings in various languages, telling their stories, feelings & thoughts.

The aim of this project is to create 30-60sec film/animation about the phenomenon of inhabiting multiple spaces simultaneously; living ‘in-between’ languages, identities and places. The focus is on language and how speaking more than one influences our self perception and understanding of the who we are and the world.

Primary Research Methods:

Autoethnography & Phenomenology [working with participants]

Model: Gem Croft

Voiceover (myself) in English & Bulgarian

Elina Karadzhova © 2019