STRANGERS TO OURSELVES
We carry our own culture with us wherever we go. There can be a struggle between one’s old and new culture and finding a sense of belonging between the two.
In Strangers to Ourselves the artist draws on personal experiences of living in Norway as an outsider (Australian) and finding her place within this unfamiliar culture.
Using the traditional Norwegian dress called a bunad, the artist explores, through bodily
expression, her efforts of trying to understand her relationship to Norway
(Nina’s partner is Norwegian) and feeling stuck between two countries.