Forms they inhabit in time of crisis

Chloé Milos Azzopardi


About the Project

This series draws on my early experience of depersonalization. It’s a disorder that affects a person’s ability to form a constant ‘self ’. During these time of crisis (that could last one minute or several days) I could barely recognize my name or my face. Marked by this regular disconnection with my body, losing my sensations and boundaries, I got used to imagine the perception of the surrounding livings. Projecting myself in animals, plants or objects.

In Western philosophy we have done everything to distinguish human from animal nature from culture, to the point that we thought we were outside of the sphere of the living things. Based on this observation, I attempted to explore the relationships between human and non-human beings without going through a prism of utility or servitude, looking instead for the common shapes that go through us, trying to redefine what otherness, individuality and plurality could mean when my body’s limits were challenged.