INCOGNITO MODE IN PUBLIC SPACE
SLAVIK FOKIN (UKRAINE)
Performance artist on film
The world we live in is unstable and uncertain and the COVID-19 pandemic is another proof of this. The world changes so fast that we are unable to acknowledge these changes and adapt to them. This leads to the creation of multiple personal universes that exist simultaneously: they are snapshots of various states of the world, embodiments of different realities.
With every human being living in their personal universe, combined with enforced self-isolation, people are incapable to connect with each other. This causes a deep sense of loneliness, even while being among others. Through my artwork, I reflect on loneliness and disconnection of human beings in the unstable world and research ways people can connect with each other. Human connection can happen despite all the restraints that may exist. After all, our desire to connect is what makes us human.