The Unspoken Dialogue
Verbal language is a big part of human's society when it comes to communication. However, it is not the only way. Nonverbal interactions sometimes are more accurate and robust than the verbal one.
Physical touch has emotional and social connotations that often far outweigh anything that can express through language. It can convey our feelings and intentions more efficient and direct that speech cannot do. Moreover, it can reveal the real thought which masked by the fair pretences of a person’s words. However, in the human’s world, language-based communication plays an important role, and nonverbal behaviours are often downplayed.
Through the actions of hold, hug, caress, kisses and even gazes, people built and deepen the intimate relationships with others. By these gentle and warm touches, they are also seeking for comforts, supports, and compliments. Generally speaking, the distance between people and intimacy are in a direct ratio; the physical distance became shorter when people feel closer to each other. However, when there is a negative feeling between them, the reactions of people polarised, their distance either getting more closer or more far away.
When people started to develop a closed relationship, they formed an interdependent connection with each other and accompanied by some unique postures. Like a competition, they tried to shorten their distance in every minute, when walking, they want to cuddle each other; when seating, they try to lean on each other…and so on. To achieve the intimate goal, two-person merged into “one”, before they even noticed it.
The unspoken dialogue interprets one of the postures, and trigger it to happen again and again when people sit on it. This movement invites people to share this intimate moment with their beloveds.
“Under different intimate of relations, people formed different postures through their interactions.”
Year: July 2019
Partner: collaborate work with Designer Yang Jui-Fan
Material: wood, upholstery fabric, foam, aluminium, steel, rubber