The Third Entity
London / 2020-2021
We perceive ourselves only in relation to those around us; consciousness is experienced by contrast. However, ‘mixing’ is a term we rarely talk about; when we are with others, especially loved ones, we mix and it becomes harder to tell if we are still apart.
The work meditates on togetherness and apartness in social spaces, looking at the fixity of borders and skin. We need borders to separate - between inside and outside, me and you, up and down, here and there, right and wrong. There are many concepts attempting to interpret the complexity of human connection and the unseen space that develops between them. How do we frame the subjects involved and where do the boundaries lie between them? Can an interaction itself be viewed as an additional entity? Or can we become one through an interaction?