IN BETWEEN / TOGETHER (2018)
IN BETWEEN / TOGETHER is an apparatus that engages the space between bodies – drawing inspiration from Judith Butler's description of “a new ‘between’ of bodies.” It is an imagined prosthetic that both allows one body to literally “make space” for another, and yet also makes visible the vulnerability of such a body in relation with other, unfamiliar bodies.
Over the course of a week, the apparatus was designed, constructed, and used to make space in the city of Berkeley, California, to varying effect. Further testing in more locations is recommended.
Designed and executed in collaboration with Amy Louie for Professors Mabel O. Wilson and F. Jason Campbell at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in spring 2018.