Angus McEwan PRSW RWS RGI AWI NWS
My work explores Liminal spaces. A liminal space is a threshold or transitional space, where the usual boundaries or limitations of everyday life are blurred or temporarily suspended. It is a place where one experiences a sense of ambiguity, disorientation, and even confusion.
The term “liminal” comes from the Latin word “limen,” which means “threshold.” Examples of liminal spaces include doorways, hallways, airports, train stations, bridges, and other places that mark a transition from one place or state to another.
In a liminal space, one may feel a sense of heightened awareness or perception, as the usual rules and expectations of the environment are temporarily lifted. Liminal spaces are often associated with rites of passage, such as initiations, weddings, funerals, and other rituals that mark a significant change in one’s life.
Liminal spaces can be both exciting and unsettling, as they represent a time of uncertainty and potential transformation. They can be seen as places of possibility, where new ideas and experiences can emerge, but also as places of danger and vulnerability, where one may feel lost or disoriented.