New Media theorist Vilem Flusser published his book, Gestures, in 1999, considering familiar actions, from smoking to photographing, in terms not only of movement, but also of the dynamic consequences they had between people and therefore societally. It's a phenomenological way of looking at the world, but also a banal one: taking small behaviors that engage minor tools and looking at what they do between people. Maybe Erving Goffman's book of 1950, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, also gets at this issue, but more practically. Karapetian has been interested in gesture - physical and metaphysical - since she devoted herself to creative practice, and of course before; she's also grounded herself in the objects that trigger gesture, usually remaking these in transparent material so as to photogram others. In this work, she isolates seminal contemporary gestures along several themes, using her own body to register their consequence.
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