Portrait of an interior
The stark geographical boundary marked by Tasmania’s coastline heightens our sense of vulnerability. It is through this vulnerability that we allow ourselves to connect and understand ourselves.
Meditations on the relationship between self, vulnerability, isolation and place help us understand who we are. How do we embody our lived experiences? What does it mean to have agency of oneself? How do we value life? How do we each respond to situations – emotionally and physically? How do we understand the relationship between the vulnerability of ecology and vulnerability of well-being?
Vulnerability is at the core of the human experience and brings a powerful agency to its subject. In the light of the #metoo and #BlackLivesMatter movements, society is rethinking vulnerability away from victimhood and toward giving agency to ‘destabilising categories of normality’, and ‘underscoring the value of difference’ (Delany, M. 2019).