“Perteneser” delves into the sense of belonging that arises from domestic spaces or the place we call "home". The perception of home comes deep from within and involves a process of identity search and self-discovery. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caught me far away from my country and everything I regarded familiar. It magnified my feelings of estrangement. As a result, I began to ask myself: How can I form part of a place where everything is foreign to me?
Through the performance of my outer and inner self, I freeze time to represent my reality. I move in space as I drift with the feelings and emotions that come and go, and I document them with images. With everyday language, I use text to keep a dialogue between self-portraits and still lifes, keeping a diaristic tone. While I portray myself and the objects that form part of my daily life belongings, I play with the thoughts that arise in my mind to evidence this new state that drags me as time keeps passing by. Encountering the familiar within a confined domestic space, allows me to coexist with this “greater whole” that surrounds me. Having invented a role of my own, I no longer have to be the “outsider”. Building a sense of belonging, I fulfill my quest for self-exploration, while I literally make myself “fit” within the new home I have created for myself.