Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego.
Diaspora is a project about Identity in relation with its mutability according to the environment. This series investigates this fact in the context of the current situation, in which thousands of individuals emigrate to other countries every day to find a better future for them. At that point, there is a transition between the person we have been so far and the person we are going to be.
Reasons for migration are diverse but this does not change the period of adjustment. The situation in which the individual does not know if he is doing something because he wants to or because he must get used to that new life. This series reflects the modification in the behaviour as a help in the adaptation to a new environment, especially at which point the real mutation of an individual´s personality starts. The images show individuals as transparent silhouettes which reflect the individuals´ new environment, an environment they did not belong to until now. The silhouettes occupy a new space and they gradually merge into this new context, just like a chameleon.
A research about the inherent human need of belonging to a group and how, as the process of adaptation to the new culture is completed, the individual´s personality splits between the person we used to be and the person we are in our new place of residence.
The artista transmits a powerful feeling by portraying the individuals without showing them, showing just their camouflage, their inner fight for seeing themselves reflected in their new lives.