'Space to Be Someone Else' is a silent narrative of a meditation on the concepts of autonomy and authenticity and whether they can be reconciled within the wider world.
Created within a very confined space over a period of several hours, this series of photographs is at once a mirroring of internal and external space, a rebellion against a perceived oppression of autonomy and the journey of an identity in progress.
It flips the concept of surveillance from endless external cameras designed to watch us, back to the original methods we used to use to understand the world and ourselves by observing phenomena over time.
This work is inspired by Heidegger's concept of 'Dasein' (being-there); the idea that a person's sense of self is relational, with an openness to the world, constantly projecting forward in time.
to fall // to disperse // to negate negation // to reject objectification // to take a stand // to leave the cave and discover the sun // to watch the light play on the surface of your self // to forget // to inhabit alterity // to be constantly unfolding // to become what one is // to be in time.