Cornered Energies is a project by Somali digital artist and photographer Mustafa Saeed. This multimedia digital project contains photos and recorded audio that portray the daily lives and experiences of young Somalis.

Cornered Energies is about the non existence of platforms for youth in Somaliland/Somalia, and the lack of self-expression they face, and them ending being wasted energies. Photographing individuals in random spaces they spend their daily-lives in, I met different youth from different backgrounds to express their thoughts about being a cornered Energy.

Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 2.39.53 PMScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 2.38.59 PMScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 2.38.48 PMWe are all occupying different spaces; they may look the same or different but we are all filling them with soul and motion. It can be the home, the office, the school or a park; we are all highlights physical entity space emphasizing a body, which is filled with motions and emotions and is the physicality of each person’s actions. I tend to imagine all energies that fill us as neon-colored things.

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