Mimbirkakh | 2020
Mimbirkakh (to kneel with one’s hands in the air) is understood as an act of dedicated devotion. In an ode to the diaspora, I subvert a traditional act of discipline from my homeland into an enduring, committed, and laborious act of love. The physical body becomes a metaphor for the internalized experiences of yearning for fulfillment and belonging. Mimbirkakh explores the way that land and sky become sites of refuge, grounding and connecting the body in habitual moments of meditation.