A social experiment justified with a book.
During the artists time residing in a Hackney housing estate she took it upon herself to 'toy' with the stigmas associated with social interaction. The initial concept derives from Naylor's fascination with windows and how they act as a physical transition between the public and private; and in particular, the personal objects people choose to display in their windows - whether it be carefully curated or an accidental pile up of clutter. The artist chose to photograph her neighbours windows when the residents were within eye and ear shot. This sometimes resulted in outraged confrontation, general intrigue or an air of discomfort. The interaction between artist and neighbour was recorded then transcribed - illustrating how by the exchange of personal information and affect, peoples stances may be manipulated. The goal through these conversations was to convince neighbours to let the artist 'use' their window in the publication. Copies of the book were then posted back to the neighbours, once a relationship had been established.
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