Week 2


My final concept is founded by another passage in Bachelard's The Poetics of Space where he writes:

"If one were to give an account of all the doors one has closed and opened, of all the doors someone would like to re-open, one would have to tell the story of one's entire life"
(p. 224)
Bachelard also references the "mere door" as an object which can relay images of hesitation, temptation, desire, security, etc.
In my final concept I am exploring the "mere door" and the effect of transferring psychism to this object. Whereby in the study of these objects a deeper presence is recognised.

I decided to do a documentary study about doors and using poetry I have attempted to reveal the psyche of these set of objects. As in Bachelard's statement above, I am using the door as a means of detailing someone's lifetime, where the door is a metaphor for the photographs in a family album, or the ages in someone's life.

The documentation of these doors through the photographic means are presented below:

He knew human folly like the back of his hand

The ghosts swarm. They speak as one person

I think he could be forever pleased to participate in motion

N.B. Poem titles:

Sliding door - Epitaph on a Tyrant by W. H. Auden
Apartment doors - Unbidden by Rae Armantrout
Security door - Heaven for Stanley by Mark Doty

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