‘it is not the nature of the event, nor an inartistic limitation of representation; rather, it is the split between the living of an event and the available forms of representation within which the event can be experienced`
Ernst von Alphen - Professor of Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. (1999)
Dr. Edith Eva Eger - Author of "The Choice"
I used to think, that once you have found something you love doing you are complete and nothing could ever get in the way of that feeling, in spaces where you feel whole, together and somewhat absolute. I soon came to the realisation that this is not the case, at least it wasn’t for me.
My project ‘exposing the invisible forces’ this semester, focused on the way a persons perception of space is transformed by personal trauma in relation to the body. During the project I used different methods to understand the dualism of the mind and the body in relation to space.
The body is the centre of the project, focussing on how it reacts to spaces, in conjunction with the mind and memory. This project is an attempt to understand how designers and architects can be mindful to people who are experiencing trauma or are currently healing from past trauma.
inspiration - the personal body and the theoretical body
the theoretical body
the personal body
the final body
scan of final drawing - original hand drawn 70 x 207 cm