Residency artists and researchers Ana Mejia Macmaster Present Past is a project that question the present moment as something impossible to apprehend and the paradox related to the impossibility to capture it. Through images of shadows, the present moment is eternalized in its continuous movement. Observation and capture of light conditions in context will be an important part of this process. In the development of my work, the experience of encountering different places and cultures and dialoguing with them have led me to new reflections and practices. The Saari Residence is an opportunity to get to know the Finnish culture and to share with peoples from other parts of the world. My latest residencies at Banff Center Canada in 2011 and San-Art in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam in 2015 opened up new reflections and artistic approaches in the world of light and shadows relations, the time continuous movement and the perception of reality.