Define personal space... (2017)

Each material forms its own boundary

    a collection of perimeters surrounding us                 like a defense

            a filter for physical distance. 

 

Proxemics is the study of human use of space and the effects that population density has on behaviour. Research concluded that there are four defined zones; intimate, personal, social and public spaces that radiate out from our bodies. Using found, natural materials, this work explores if human experience boundaries in the same way.

 

[Edit 2020] Before this year, the term social distancing wasn't even a phrase, now we live by it. Anyone not in our household must maintain two meters distance. Still for physical protection, only this time the threat is palpable. Would it aid us to see a visual two meter sphere around us?  

Stones, sticks, leaves

7.2m x 7.2m

© Sophie Lou 2021

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