Sculpture, Performance. “We what? We how? How are we?”
– I am
– What am I? I am what..
– Who are we? Who we are
– I am…I
How often can’t we say what we think?
How often do we feel fear being afraid to express our opinion?
How often do we get distracted by unrelated thoughts during communication?
Rush, egocentrism, fear of tomorrow, flow of biased informative rubbish and everyday bustle hinders complete understanding of situation and circumstances. How do Others relate to us? What are relationships between the Others? How to comprehend what we are through Others? We lose insight into personality because of the fractional perception.
What should we say to be understood? How can we learn to hear Others to attain mutual understanding?
Psychologists claim that only 7-8% of information is transferred from one person to other using words, which demonstrates that rest of information carried by body language: facial expressions, gestures and postures.
When we talk the body speaks along. When we fail to say something, the body speaks instead.
The body cannot lie, it is an indicator of our feelings and senses. But is it possible to determine and recognize what exactly the person feels during interacting?
In our project, we manifest shortage of understanding through intuitive and physical interaction with each other at personal and societal levels. The performance is based on interaction with sculptural object and a voice-record of aborted dialogue representing failure in mutual understanding.
Two persons, confined in a space and limited in actions by a clay wall, aspire to cooperate but suffer a setback as they encounter a clay wall which exhibits metaphorically the infeasibility of full contact with opponent.
Lacks of understanding, incommodity in communication, inability to express yourself are displayed in a search of physical interaction during performance.
The performance results in new art sculpture generated from a clay wall depicting a plastic form of damaged communication.
Due to its physical properties clay remembers marks and body prints becoming a memory of a carried interaction and reflects what we never see but only feel – prints and marks left by us or others.
Clay is a short-lived material and without attention and particular care it is more likely to break as it occurs in human relationships.