Student Work

  • Fine Arts (MFA)

    Luma Jasim

    Long Term Vision

    What does it mean to be mentally and physically separated from what used to be home? Long Term Vision is a painting with an animation projected over it. This project is a reconstruction of memories, traumas, and thoughts on displacement, belonging, and strangeness. The memories made me wonder about the distance in time and place. I am so far from them, yet their presence has always been dominant - raising questions about the duality of home and abroad. I created a collage of fragmented visions represented through imaginative figures, historical symbols from Mesopotamia, and everyday site images. A major concept is the relationship with home - where someone was born and raised, the choice to leave and the consequences of staying. As immigrants, we carry a history. We try to keep some values, just as we accept and adopt new ones.