︎Closeness examines ways we are connected through touch, our primal and only reciprocal sense. On display are two people with close or more loose ties towards each other. The protagonists sit in black clothes in front of a black wall, I use an upright picture format and a single lighting source.
Closeness allows the exploration of touch from a rather physical quality to the one felt from within. It opens a kaleidoscope of languages and lays bare aspects of individual and collective trauma as well as the transformative, non-judgemental power of touch. The political aspect of this series comprises a vast array of questions regarding heritage, physis, social perceptions and how to locate people in a national and geographical space.
I understand Closeness as a valuable lens through which to look at fundamental changes in our society, an open space to ruminate over human interaction and its value to our own existence.
Closeness was presented at Hong Kong Arts Center | Goethe Gallery & Black Box Studio, Wan Chai HK and Künstlerhaus Vienna AT.
C4 photo prints, mounted in shadow frames, limited edition 2016 - 2020