I am…, and you? is a series of five non-traditional experiments and constructed situations that showcase the possible emotions, reactions, and interpretations that people experience while interacting with others.
These explorations use brief encounters and interpersonal interactions as metaphors for emotional awareness and mutual communication.
I am…, and you? is an artistic experience designed in sets of poetic and open-ended instructions that guide the participants into the experience. Participants will interpret the instructions, and there is always a new way to experience any part of the series.
By breaking down interactions that use simple aspects of the body and the mind, we can explore the manifestations of the body in a non-verbal dialog to conceive connections, and construct empathy through collaborative objects and memories.
The experience has been performed in small workshops in parks and private spaces, with the help of a booklet of instructions and documentation that guide the participants. Simple tasks that involve collaborative objects, reflection, and conversation are the tools that initiate brief encounters and interpersonal interactions between the participants.
Cecile Roca explores the subconscious desire for connection, control, collaboration, and confrontation with ourselves and others.
Her work offers us the opportunity to pause and consider our identity, physicality, and dynamics with the social environment. As a result we create our own experience, and become not the spectator, but the spectacle that brings us together.