holly jo white
Entr'actes #2
2002
Durst Lambda
40 x 40
Entr’actes
In the working world, there are increasingly fewer jobs, which require people to physically interact with one another. As a society, we put more emphasis on how we interact with technology, leaving out the importance of human interaction. Today with the growing increase in computer dependency, communication is often achieved through technology, leaving out the importance of human contact.

I began, by going into several different workspaces with the idea of capturing the moments when employees made contact. Over time, I started to observe a rhythm that occurred between the participants and their bodies called interactional synchrony. There’s a certain way that people respond to one another through gestures that creates a pattern within their personal space. The listener and the speaker move in harmony back and forth while sharing speaking roles. William Condon believed that the two central nervous systems could drive one another. I was drawn to this physical rhythm that gave each m
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