A verbal examination of the concept of boundary, in/visibility and/or normality by three different U-M-affiliated individuals that includes their self-described positionality and how they came to understand these topics mapped onto U-M's campus.
Informed by pieces such as John Cage's 4'33" (1952) and Alvin Lucier's I Am Sitting in a Room (1969).
[Normality | Boundary | In/Visibility]
What is a boundary but an invisible fence A self-soothing means, a way of making sense Of how we view others and the places we’re in But perhaps, also, itself, a way to understand what’s within?
How do boundaries shape our sense of self? When we choose to disclose, or ask for help. How much do I need to say about me For someone to get a sense of visibility
On what we hide away or refute Or of the things we choose to amplify and unmute? I am so careful to construct a functional facade To be relatable, to hide that I’m not a fraud.
Yet, I’ve realized that I have never felt normal— That I feel most ‘myself’ when I get to be informal. And while this felt very bad, at first, Being abnormal may not, actually, be the worst.
A verbal examination of the concept of boundary, in/visibility and/or normality by three different U…
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