“Take a position in space. What you see depends on which way you are facing. What bodies and objects and forms are in front of you? What is of importance from this vantage point? What most draws your gaze? What would you rather not look at? Without moving your head, look at what is behind you.”
Participants moved through the Talbot Rice Gallery, responding to a series of cues read into a microphone, accompanied by music. Divided into three “positions” and three “movements”, the cues took inspiration from images and ideas in Ahmed’s text, emphasising what was in and out of view, foregrounds and backgrounds, as well as oblique and slanted ways of extending and retreating one’s body in space.