“Connection and Disconnection” By Lua Presidio

Connection and Disconnection

Art by Lua Presidio

“Connection and Disconnection” was inspired by the performance artist Lygia Pape’s work, “The Divisor”. I became interested in the division and yet unity of people and decided to apply that to the concept of personal relations instead of the group relations Pape explores in her work. This series is the documentation of my performance as an attempt to physically connect with my partner through a simple barrier without looking. We shared a tight space and were eager for the separation. Once parted, we attempted to reconnect. My performance and the subsequent documentation is an exploration of the strain we put on ourselves to create relationships, only to find them suffocating.