OTHER PEOPLE

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME
OTHER PEOPLE, 2020 (paper, card, acrylic) 84×60 cm

Old people are often perceived as alien or different, somehow unreachable – they are ‘other people’. Despite an expressed wish from many – old and young – for more intergenerational mixing, it seems as if the generational gap persists. I was trying to capture some of this in the image. This image evolved from many sources, including recordings of conversations with old and young participants in the Age In The Frame project. See some participant quotes and other image source material, below .

Young participant’s 30 sec impression of an old person
Young participant’s 30 sec impression of an old person
Two Figures I (preparatory work for ‘Other People’ image)
Two Figures II (preparatory work for ‘Other People image)