Exercises to Understand How to Be Together
Exercises to Understand How to Be Together (2022) is a series of two videos that consist of layered video projections, metaphorically depicting the state of being together with nature and the human body. The intent is to combine human body care and affection with that of the earth. The videos present the progressive increase of ocean surface temperature. The central image of the second video is of two hands underwater being distorted by the movement. The exhibit is accompanied by carbon prints of hands touching surfaces such as water and soil, and a set of petri dishes with seashells that progressively vanish away, which is displayed on a separate table. The petri dishes serve as a reminder of the impact of human activities on the ocean and its inhabitants.