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Liminality

Featured image: Honey to Touch, by Mol Mir Two weeks ago, Jack Mejia invited the public into their home to recognize and celebrate the work of both LGBTQIA+ and POC artists. This show, dubbed “Liminality,” featured work from primarily teenage artists and served as a safe space for marginalized creatives. I had the chance to correspond with Jack and talk about disorienting + ambiguous identities, their own relationship to the idea of liminality, and ritual. Speaking with Jack Who was behind the show? Who put it together and helped make it happen? It was primarily my project but I had a ridiculous amount of help from my sister, Metzli, who helped develop the idea many months ago, and friends, like Ezra, who created the submission form, Ela, who created the flyers and Quinn, who hammered nails into my walls at 3am. So I Wikipedia’d “liminality” and found a somewhat basic definition: the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not …