Affordable technology has equipped society with the tools to record subjects instantly. Privacy has become difficult to protect and intrusive behaviour tolerated. Images are taken and 'shared' liberally via Facebook and the internet. This project affords subjects an opportunity to escape from the 'rat race' and enjoy the peace and quiet of a private place. Subjects were invited to 'rest' in an empty cardboard box in a coastal location. They were asked to relax in any position they desired with only their lower limbs visible. By entering 'the box' the subject becomes temporarily anonymous and unidentifiable. It is a short withdrawal from society and an opportunity for the viewer and subject to consider and contemplate 'the complete person'.
Rory Cleary • Peter Kelly • Willemein Koelink • Madeleine Maher • Patricia McCormack • Lisa McNiven • Rosa Meagher • Judy OConnell • Francesca OConnor • Paul Quinn • Philip Sliney • Elena Venzo • Sergio Vilchez •