ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY
Anything but ordinary explores the contradiction that while we desperately want to be liked, seeking approval from people similar to us, we also want to be seen as unique, seeing ourselves as distinct from others in the group. We all feel, somehow, that we are more special than others. Our ‘I’ is real, theirs is not.
The installation brings together notions of group cohesion and display, sincerity and social anxiety. It asks you to reflect on how you cope with the desire to blend in and at the same time to stand out and be noticed as unique.
How do others see you? What impression do you want to make? Is it worthwhile even trying to make an impression here? Are you trying to be the ‘real you’ here?
To be anxious and insecure is fine, almost anything is fine, anything as long as we are not seen as ordinary.