I CONTINUOUSLY EXCHANGE DATA WITH THE LEBANESE DIASPORA, CREATING A NEW NATION THAT EXISTS EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE.
Through this networked and dispersed nation, I simultaneously capture photographs, text, and sounds in different locations and time zones around the world. These collections form experimental maps, collapsing time and space into a single moment. I stumbled upon the term “post-geographic” in a review I read of the book Zero History by the fiction writer William Gibson. This contemporary concept gave me a framework in which I could make sense out of the thoughts and emotions I have been developing since I moved away from Lebanon to study in the United States. The term helped me answer questions like: Why do I feel like I am simultaneously in Doha and Baltimore when I am continuously exchanging data with a friend living in Qatar? Geography is no longer the frame of reference that defines relationships.