Kenny Noticing Something

Anna Theunissen

Sometimes it can happen that you end up in a situation on the street between people of which you’re not certain if it’s a comfortable place to be in. People who pass by notice it, you see they notice it, but you also see it’s being normalised just as fast. When that happens, a random encounter between people can be an uncomfortable and lonely place to be in.⁠ ⁠

It got me wondering how we encounter situations that we can’t immediately frame as a logical situation between people. How does that go exactly to normalise a situation around you in the public domain? How quick do we interpret an encounter of which it’s unclear how it started and where it might be heading to? When this is unclear, how do we then relate to the strangers around us? ⁠ ⁠

The last couple months turned into a research of making people meet in the public space, documenting their encounter and creating situations where we all sometimes didn’t knew where it was heading towards. Making it unclear how to engage with each other. ⁠