‘Crossings’ explores how shared spaces in a city are navigated by inhabitants, examining the flow of movement through the public realm. Through photographing areas in crowded and less crowded states, the project looks at both how people occupy empty areas in the public realm and how they inhabit space when it is overpopulated.
Applying the idea that movement is socially constructed and learned, and the notion that social interactions occurring in the public realm are patterned, helps make sense of how we experience and move through the city.
Notions related to theatricality and the principles of stranger interaction inform the work. Looking through the lens of theatricality provides a means of emphasising the choreographed nature of motion and inaction in public transition space, and of highlighting the possible narratives that can be extracted from the images.