Gionatan Tecle “Breathing zone”


Breathing zone: Gionatan Tecle

Breathing Zone is a photo series I began with the hopes of exploring the impact of my life spent in a state of forced solitude. The walls closing in with no determined end in sight. Exploring Social Distancing During the Covid-19 epidemic. Initially started from a curiosity into the way in which my partner and I occupied our one-bedroom apartment, this body of work explores the idea of social distancing amidst today's situation. I was moved by the 3 to 6 feet rule which states that if I stand within 3 to 6 feet of someone, you may inhale some of what I exhale. The rule made me think of the space we inhabit as a bubble that is used as a measure of caution in public settings and how this thought is and can be subconsciously carried in a private domestic space. The practice of distancing as a necessity in both private and public spaces. The lack of exchange between people forced by the possibility of inhaling some of what I exhale.

Gionatan Tecle