“I’m nostalgic for a country that doesn’t yet exist on a map” – Eduardo Galeano
Inextricable is a 3-part, multi-channel, video installation that looks at queering notions of diaspora through a consideration of nation, gender, post-colonialism and affect. To be tied to nation, is to be tied to the very set of rules, regulations and policed boundaries that queer bodies (affected by race, class, gender, sexuality, ability…) cannot fit neatly into. Our transgressive bodies, rejected by nation, therefore queer the boundaries of the nation-state by our lack of coherence and our constant longing for a place that does not exist. Each of the 3 parts looks at a different experience of diaspora and examines some of the pedagogy that exists surrounding it.