Cira’s family emigrated from Termini Imerese, Sicily to Canada in 1901. He returned to their native town to behold the world they left behind. Pictures—like tangible memories—help to sustain such sentiments of longing, disjuncture, and loss. Questa Metà attempts to capture the artist’s feelings around the notion of a homeland, and the dream of return. The artist felt an omnipresent rift between present and past, himself and his ancestors.