NOT ALONE / LAZAR FELDMAN
The video work NOT ALONE investigates the relationship between body and technology, identity and communication. How do we present ourselves when our physical body is absent? What do we hide and what do we reinvent? Can we be our true selves? Created during lockdown in June 2020, this work was inspired by the artist’s experience of the notion of a performed identity, how some relationships were challenged from the lack of physical presence while others flourished. NOT ALONE uses the artist’s body as both a canvas and a performance. In a multiple part process, the artist performs and communicates through subtle gestures using images that are then projected as the artist interacts with them, mirroring, engaging, articulating and highlighting the multiplicity of a performed identity. The viewer is invited to connect with the artist through the intimacy of the work.