The work aims to stimulate reflection and self-questioning about wellbeing in society. At some time in their lives many people experience feelings of being disconnected from family, friends, or life in general. For most, this sense of disconnection will be transitory but for some it can mean a lifetime of anguish and mental ill health.
I became interested in disconnection by observing people who are addicted to their mobile phone or other item of technology. This work goes beyond the literal form of disconnection to explore the emotions experienced behind the metaphorical screen. The gaze is fixed, but what emotion is behind the screen? How do you react to the sense of other behind the screen?
The choice is yours: ‘connect or disconnect?’