September 2, 2019

What notions do we have of consumption and nutrition in romance?

Caitlyn Main, 25

I am concerned with notions of romance, consumption, intimacy and anti-climax. I seek to create work that accommodates fragility: oscillating in territory that is simultaneously humorous, unnerving, sexual and pathetic. Using language as a means to disrupt, obfuscate or blur, questions nuances of communication, lingering in states of unknowing rather than moving into plateaus of common ground. This is a mirroring of our relationships: the failure of language when our definitions and associations with words or phrases can be so dissonant. The piece of text situates itself in that negative space between us.

Between meals (and other informal phrases to refer to times of the day), 2018