Country of Fences
Fences have long become an essential element of urban space. They regulate human movement, enclose areas and set their own rules. When I ran into yet another fence, I started thinking about the situation and decided to figure out the reasons for my resentment towards them.
In my project I study the fence as a phenomenon. Which is more, I try to understand my personal feelings and thoughts about it, using the methods of "self-replication", matching and interaction.
I have come to the conclusion that the fence draws the line between "us" and "them", provoking feelings of alienation, paranoia and loss of freedom. At the same time, the main reason for building a fence is fear of the vast outside world, of everything marginal. Fear produces unfreedom.
The result of my work is a series of group portraits, where the fence acts as the portrayed, and the person becomes the background.