“…a moment of interaction which is also a moment of separation and alienation”
The expression itself is an oxymoron and is the result of an observation of a special type of everyday isolation – in this case the focus is on those so called “interactions” that rather than connecting us with someone else seem to create a larger divide.
The project is mainly developing during lunch breaks, that is the only time during working hours when people have a chance to socialise. However, when looking at the streets it’s easy to realise how we generally tend to isolate ourselves, using mobiles devices to interact with someone not present or just carrying on with their business. This phenomenon struck me when looking at some images I previously produced: although people were utilising the same spaces, their real distance was much bigger than the physical one appearing in my image.
This is an attempt do describe our inability to socially interact with those that surround us.
A Sort of Oxymoron