THE TRAP

reem abou ibrahim

The basketball and the swimmer are two neighbors living opposite of each other, each with their separate life in their separate homes. A tension is established between the two and the only connection between them remains visual. There is established a relationship of voyeurism where the role of “control” isn’t assigned to one of them instead the respective role switch between controller and controlled. He could be in control watching her swim, she could be in control watching him play. The only connection between them is the sound of the basketball and the splashes of the water.

There also exists a game of “hide and seek” at certain moments; while one has visual access to the other through a window or the polycarbonate surface, the other can chose to be seen or not, to remain visually accessed or to simply move away from the tension to an area of comfort.

 

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