it felt like i knew you... (2012 - ongoing)
Fine Arts
I ride the NYC subway trains, usually in the evening when the seats are full. I focus on the shape of the space between the person sitting next to me and myself. I attempt to mentally and emotionally re-sculpt that space. In my mind, I reshape it- from the stiff and guarded space between strangers to the soft and yielding space between friends. I direct all my energy to this space between us. When the space palpably changes, and I completely feel like the stranger sitting next to me is my friend, I rest my head on that person's shoulder…
  • Thanks to Angela Gilland for riding with me on this project and recording these interventions on her phone.
  • Rethinking the Shape of Space (August, 2013 Interview with Beth Maycumber for site95 about this project.)