Waiting for a GPS Signal
Waiting for GPS signal is a metaphor that opened new possibilities to explore issues of dual-identity in which I am cast as an outsider from my birthplace and family ties to Saudi Arabia and from my education home in the United States. The emotional quest led to producing artwork that highlights issues of positionality, culture, gender, globalization, and double coding. I discuss these art works raising concerns of racial stereotypes. GPS, in this exploration, references: (G) for gender global positioning, (P) for my positionality, and (S) for socio-cultural systems and signals. Aiming to deconstruct globally social norms and replace them using my position as a previously isolated Middle Eastern female being bombarded with Western culture.