Our society is manufactured to protect existence from any intrusion of events that might disrupt public opinion. We are, therefore subjected to being part of the crowd yet, sometimes in these settings we have peculiar moments that exist only to ourselves whether knowingly or oblivious to us. In these moments perhaps we break from the apparatus of the hive and are able to in some way become more self-aware and reaffirm our own individual existence. This body of work explores this mentality of social structure and examines the moment before the individual returns to the crowd. What happens when we are taken from the crowd, isolated in the same space and faced with our own image? This series of work was made with the intention of exploring these moments of authenticity.
Lisa Cunnane • James Devine • Daniel Morelli • Karen Murphy • Rachel Pearson • carys haf •