Alissa Nirgi

My work is based on a documentary approach through which I observe people. I am interested in alienation, migration, language barriers, adjustment and sense of belonging. I concentrate on people or groups of people that are in some manner in-between; they have retreated or been removed from their regular environment, and are strangers in their new surroundings. I watch how they manage, adapt and get used to or do not get used to their new situation.

I merge the documentary and fictional in order to emphasize a certain aspect in the documentary portion of my work. My final media are usually photographs, videos and independently published brochures.

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