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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Sara Masten
dc.contributor.authorMarian Albin, Cristina Simonaen
dc.description.abstractTraditional rites of passage are losing value today or are forced to take new forms, sometimes at a rapid pace. Inevitable events instantly and actively change our personal, societal and global life. Neither Here Nor There examines mental and physical liminal spaces. My aim is to define the concept, etymology and history of liminality, while exploring its relevance in our modern world. Included as part of this paper, images from my current body of work chronicle different transitional environments, both aesthetically and emotionally. The original concept of liminality, as described by earlier theorists, no longer holds the same meaning. Transitory experiences become perpetual, some occurring at the same time, some repeating. A liminal space can sometimes metamorphose into a home. In this thesis I am addressing several questions of liminality: What are the attributes of liminality and how does it reshape our identity? How do we navigate unsettling unknowns when the ground under our feet seems to constantly shift? During the writing of this paper, the novel virus COVID-19 hit the world, resulting in fear, stress, anxiety, chaos, and changes. However, the crisis also brought with it flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and resilience. New forms of ritual are being born every second.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshIdentity (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshRites and ceremoniesen
dc.subject.lcshSocial historyen
dc.titleNeither here nor thereen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2020 by Cristina Simona Marian Albinen, Graduate Committee: Rollin Beamish; Jim Zimpel; Gesine Janzenen

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