In the Digital Age, devices are as prominent as keys and handbags. They are a complement to the hand, giving access to an invisible sea of connections across cultures. TOUCH ME, HOLD ME, BREAK ME is a triptych that spans across different relationships between individual and device. The triptych’s concept is expressed through symbiotic emotions that are envisioned by a hand that pierces, cradles, and caresses the phone.
TOUCH ME presents a seamless interconnection between hand and device, representing a relationship in which the individual thrives from uninterrupted connectivity. BREAK ME presents pieces of broken glass jettisoning from the surface of the screen which has been pierced by the individual who is frustrated with and disconnected from the device. HOLD ME is neither painful nor beneficial as the individual neither thrives nor suffers; they exist unquestionably, holding the device as if it was given to them.
We exist in society going through this range of emotions endlessly, cycling through it until the phone is put down, only to be picked up again at a later point in time.