Olexandra | Ukraine
"Sometimes I feel as if the inside of my mind were my own planet"
Comment to the series:
《WHAT DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HUG YOURSELF?》
Many people have never thought about this question. It is not a question for many people, because it’s not important. Yet, it is important, because it is about understanding oneself, the friendly attitude toward oneself. It’s about interesting feelings, questions and opinions. About the internal understanding.
In terms of my project, I would like to ask people this question, 《What do you feel when you hug yourself?》. It is not just the picture illustrating the self-hug that matters, but all the emotions, experiences, and thoughts the participants go through. It is a study of the very process. I offer the person to ponder over the question, go deep inside and find something lost, private, intriguing; emotions, thoughts, memories.
The medium used for creating pictures in a studio (a special confined space) is an imitation of conditions in which loneliness thrives. Witnessing the fruit of a photoshoot session contributes to the self-reflection that a person realizes for oneself through the pictures.