The artist began this activity in 2013 which is part of her general direction between performance and conceptual art. It is a work in progress, where the artist explores the human behaviours through visual and physical interaction she develops with people.
With her posture she defines her scope in public space, while seeking interpersonal communication. By imposing optical sight she builds communication that does not rely on language but on the power of the gaze. She records in secret while a third person photoshoots from a distance. The world becomes “the monitoring subject ".
In her effort to approach each other as a "silent" transmitter she becomes a receiver of varying reactions. The embarrassment is intense. The other person feels exposed, even threatened, as the line of optical contact tends to be associated with intimacy, immediacy and sympathy. The border between private and public space are "violated". Body distances that are built by everyone to avoid contact are destabilized. In a society that bases its foundation to reason, the relationship that the artist seeks to develop is unfamiliar territory, but not immaterial. The interaction, when reciprocal initiates a connection. Everyone creates a role. Transmitter and receiver influence the emotions and physical states of the converser.
After the action, the recorded material is collected and processed. Audio and photographic documents, along with personal experience, activate three different memory levels. Visual, auditory and sensory-kinetic memory construct the ultimate of interpersonal contact.
«We pass through the disorientating city rapidly, without dropping our blasé front or altering our path through the crowds.» - George Simmel
Duration: 1 month