“En Lien”

2011

Contemporary environments and habits are building egoistic relationships. Technologies, trends, public spaces tend to focus our attention on ourselves. Interactions and attention to others is happening in a self-centered way and tends to inhibits consideration and empathy.

Investigating the notions of relationship, link and social interactions, Shani Ha designed a series of wearable textile sculptures for two.

The users get trapped in these extended clothes and suddenly become co-dependant.

The double clothes allow us experience a tangible connexion to the other user. Every movement has to be made in conscience of both. Visually; the two bodies are linked and create a surreal double persona.

These double clothes are a poetic response to contemporary self-absorbed behaviours. They lead to series of photographs bringing these sculptural Siamese in different contexts and to performances challenging the relationship and attention between the performers.

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