Kenophobia II

An object or concept in geometric terms can only ever be either in or out without allowance for any grey area or halfway. Engaging with phenomenology this clouds the issue as there is never a ‘being-here’ nor a ‘being-there’ as, according to Gaston Bachelard, in The Poetics of Space, being cannot be circumscribed. Kenophobia, meaning ‘fear of the empty’, is a reverie on the ambiguity of the thresholds, borders, and complexities of being neither in one place or another. Transported in cupped hands, the liquid spills, leaving fading traces of labour past. How do we inhabit these zones of overlap between the place where we are going, where new experiences are anticipated, and the place that has been left behind; when does the journey arrive?

09/09/12 as part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite Festival

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