Amber Bosteels

Interwoven

Interwoven is an interactive installation about the separation and connectivity created between each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this work, I want to highlight the distance between each other, but at the same time show the fragile bond between each other through the means of a thread. A bond that lasts despite the physical distance from each other. This playing with distance and proximity must be felt and seen in the installation trough sound and photography.

This took place at CLAY but you can hear the instructions and see the images below and soon there will be a recording on this page for you to see how the experience worked.  

Description

Hi everyone, I will be leading you through this experience. Please follow my instructions.  Right now, you should all be in a square. If you’re not, please do.  

Have a look around. 

Have a look at each other. 

Look at the person in front of you. Look at each other in the eyes. 

Let go off the eye contact and look at everyone in the room again. 

Within the lines of your square find the closest spot to the person you just had eye contact with. Now,  smile to each other. 

Now put your attention back to the installation. And go back to the middle of your square. Look at the  pictures and text closest to your square. 

Together, move clockwise to another square. Again, look at the pictures and text closest to you.  Move again to the next square. Look at the pictures and text closest to you.  

Move again to the next square. Again, look at the pictures and text closest to you.  Look at the other persons in the room again. Put your attention back to the installation Move to the next square. Again, look at the pictures and text closest to you. 

Move to your final square and look at the last pictures and text. 

Now take a last look at each other. Together, inhale, and exhale.  

Close your eyes. 

Slowly open your eyes again. And whenever you’re ready you can leave the room.  Thank you for listening to me closely. 

Clay: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire trading as Live Art Bistro Ltd
2020 CLAY, Regent Street, Leeds, LS27QA        hello@liveartleeds.com

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