The Wanna be my lover? project is about self-discovery, and the search for a stable, certain identity. For the series, Mari experiments by examining herself in different roles and situations as a woman, revisiting her memories to understand how past experiences have shaped her. The project incorporates both utopian and dystopian elements to create a commentary on her own experiences, as well as on the broader social expectations placed on women throughout society – be it by parents, friends or peers. Where expectations are imposed on individuals from a young age, these pressures can either be embraced or rejected. For Mari, the purpose of the project is to reconfigure her relationship to the things that are expected of her – incorporating some into her own identity, and rejecting others without any accompanying trauma.