INDIVIDE (US) -performance piece
Kemê Pellicer // Katariina Jumppanen // Isabella Chydenius
Individualism is merely an illusion of personal freedom that divides us. Through our social routines we become daily objects of consumerist addiction to each other inside of a giant factory called modern society.
During this performance we study our role as individuals through our continuous mechanisms in the consumer society; looking at ourselves through a hollow surface, that leaves us without the real substance. It has become a challenge to separate between our personal selves and the objects that we posses; we have given “our” objects a larger meaning of our identity than they maybe should as we hold on to objects and things we can hold and see rather than ideas and global issues that can seem too abstract and large to fight.
We move forward, with our eyes and senses closed, making very few questions about the meaning of our actions, adopting habits, accepting rules and paths already marked, we want to be independent and unique but we are being links of the same chain. We isolate ourselves when at the same time we are yearning to really connect with others and our environment.