Back to archive

Personal space

The main theme of the video ‘Personal Space’ is the borderline between two different states and the ambiguity that characterizes the whole phenomenon in particular. When examining a system (A-A’), one may discern two viewpoints that describe the same event from each side of the system (For example: A’s expansion is at the same time A”s contraction, or A’s friendly concern may cause discomfort to A’). In the video, this property is being conveyed in an anthropological sense and the relationship between the I and the Other becomes an open ‘dispute’. The borderline is merely interposed between the two states and does not restrain any of them, thus it transposes perpetually. This means that the identity of the dispute also shifts and is condemned to a continuum of deaths and rebirths in its search of identity throughout time.

Dimitropoulou Anastasia