Gabrielle Senza ( United States )

When crossing borders, searching for safety, and navigating prejudices - whether in our country, our schools, or even in our own homes - there are often times when we wish to be invisible as a matter of self-preservation. At other times, we may feel utterly invisible – both unheard and unseen – resulting in a sense of feeling disrespected, ignored, or oppressed.

My research on the circumstances around these moments involves one-to-one interviews, engaging social experiments, voluntary data collection, and cross-cultural storytelling. The results are woven into transdisciplinary works, including visual and performative art pieces and shared through public presentations, private one-to-one performances, and interactive online archives.

While at ZK/U this summer, I plan to continue my research on invisibility by conducting interviews and street interventions in random locations throughout the city.