"Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost."
Khalil Gibran

H A L F W A Y second year exhibition work

This is my final piece for the unit’s subject of distance. With this video I tried to illustrate 3 aspects of DISTANCE: 1. The wish to go somewhere, the look into the distance through binoculars, 2. The bridging of a distance, the connection of two places by lines of thread and 3. The arrival which lies most often not in the place itself, but in a feeling - the feeling of happiness, comfort, belonging and being at home expressed through two hands finding and being with one another.

(Music: “So Long, Lonesome” by Explosions In The Sky)

you’re always sort of feeling your way.

development work; crossing distances - R E D  L I N E S.

"Distance is not for the fearful, it’s for the bold. It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough."
meghan daum.

distance in helvetica.

today’s workshop outcome; parts that belong together crossing distances to get (back) to each other.

"leaving is not enough; you must stay gone. train your heart like a dog. change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. you lucky, lucky girl. you have an apartment just your size. a bathtub full of tea. a heart the size of arizona, but not nearly so arid. don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. you had to have him. and you did. and now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. don’t lose too much weight. stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. and you are not stupid. you loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. heart like a four-poster bed. heart like a canvas. heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street."
Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell

development work; OUT OF SIGHT; OUT OF MIND?; look-out.