International Map

Collage, Paris, 2006

Once, I was riding a taxi and the driver asked me about my origin; I answered that I am French and Egyptian. He then said “Ok, but where were you born?” In France, I replied. “So you are French”. As I was growing up, I never felt like I belonged to a certain country, it was difficult for me to live between two cultures: Western and Eastern. The West considered the East as less developed. As I became an adult, I learnt to manage and foster this mixture, both are an integral part of my life. This map illustrates a made up country, mixing places where I have lived, thus, it is my territory.