HOME : LIVING ROOM : SHARED | DIVIDED SPACE
- mapping self-proclaimed personal space territories of each person
- little difficulty building walls around ourselves while occupying the same space (defining personal space in shared space)
- limited interactions and incentives
- forcing view of shared space: tangible lines / planes to define our vision
- difficulty: acknowledging and reacting or accommodating to the presence of others sharing the same space
- drawing tangible lines or planes extrapolated from the positions of our personal space to shift our vision to a shared space (heighten consciousness)
- stress of “tunnel vision” and felt sense of “connection”, of constantly having to acknowledge presence of others – can we share the burden and negotiate our interactions in space together?
- if using flexible ropes tied to our heads: tightest when we are at the maximum distance apart, easing when we are closer together (does it necessarily encourage interaction/ relational intimacy?)
In the same physical space, we see and hear each other but neither encourages us to engage with each other in a shared space. We don’t touch each other though, obviously since we are spaced apart. So perhaps allowing each other to physically feel and register each other’s presence while at a distance might prompt a new awareness or way of perceiving each other in space?
What happens also when this form of connection is established between people who are not in each other’s vision and hearing field (in different rooms)?
Would a rope tied to the heads of different people be space connectors or dividers; do they join or separate?
Tension of rope X stretched elastic, morphing space
Shifting mats under our feet
Careful not to step on each other