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Maya Watanabe

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Maya Watanabe’s practice explores the complexity of identity. She perceives this complexity as temporary configurations of fleeting relationships, revealing the multiple identities that can coexist in a single individual. Watanabe questions the notion of collectivity as oppositional to the presumed unity of identity, and highlights the boundaries between these two as divisions in constant flux. Strategically using space as a form of narrative, her plot is built spatially instead of temporally or linearly. Her videos and installations beautifully interweave a stream of words, silence, and alterity, seeking to redefine or restructure this central question of identity.