wanna bother you, 2018
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What is a gesture and how is it embedded in social structures?
A gesture is not just an arbitrary movement of the body, it is what we learn through society. It makes sense when performed in a spatial and temporal context. Gestures reflect social codes, which also define the people re-enacting them. As a result it appears strangely unsettling on people when this guideline is not met.

The work invites to think about the topic of social entanglement of seemingly neutral gestures and may appear for some humorous and for others bothering.

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