Teresa Leung: Barter: Outside our windows
A flaneur, she is interested in the possibilities of urban non-places, art-as-an-experience, and "Soviet space" in post-soviet countries such as those in South Caucasus. This led her to artist-in-residence programmes in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, and similar explorations after.
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I started to take photos of the views outside the windows at home in March 2020. It was a way of connecting with the outside during the earlier days of the pandemic and grounding myself through tough times.
This practice has heightened my awareness of slight changes out there, reflected through the small-sized people, animals, and objects in the photos.
This heightened awareness not only connects me with the outside but also with myself.
I have also turned it into a barter by inviting people from different parts of the world to exchange photos taken from windows with me during the fluctuating pandemic. This barter is not only about photos. It is a collective exploration given our reduced mobility, an opportunity to become aware of small yet interesting changes, and a shared awareness in the face of a common situation.