Otherness is as in progress series exploring themes of identity, power, perception, acceptance and belonging. Following on from the previous investigative series I am Patchwork - here the artist investigates what it means to be Other and Otherness- whilst undertaking her own Hero’s Journey.
Through the Otherness series the artist is currently investigating the following questions:
Does ‘fitting in’ lead to belonging? And can we still belong, even if we don’t fit in?
How do other people perspectives of ourselves impact our daily lives and our civic and legal rights? And should that perception have so much power that it actually impacts another?
What value does a human life have? And how is that worth measured and calculated?
How can human contribution be measured? And who or what has the power to make that valuation?
How much power should one human being ever be able to exercise upon another? And what limits do we impose as a society over that ‘power over’?
Is the idea of a ‘tribe’ conducive or destructive to society as a whole? And does it bring us closer together or further apart?