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My works are a collection of sociological interpretations of routines and repetition in everyday life. I observe, participate, and sometimes intervene to question social norms and power relations that influence individuals and groups. I approach subject matters empirically, including topics of the feeling of being out of place, the struggle of becoming, and in-between statuses. These investigations often problematize the construction of otherness, the matter of expectation, and historical power structures in both local and transnational contexts. My artistic practices generally involve the audience in social interactions and shared activities which make them reflect upon different levels of emotional attachment and the sense of belonging. Through physical assignments such as dialogues and group movements, I facilitate a time and space to reconsider the states of (dis)orientation and (un)familiarity. This is accompanied by a will for the emergence of proximity and attachment among people, even those who share less in common, which may generate unexpected encounters and odd intimacies. Consequently, I suggest alternative ways of being and relating to people as well as following new paths and finding the intersection points between different lines.