The goal of my “New Normal” project is to rid myself and people of over dependence on someone in intimate relationships. During quarantine, the over dependence generated in intimate relationships could inadvertently hurt individuals, causing quarrels and anxiety. So, I used visual experiments to explore my emotional dependency on my bestie, Troy by making a blurred image. I used a printer to copy Troy’s photos repeatedly until his images became more and more blurred. The faded vision gave me a visual feeling of forgetting about him. I felt it was a relief. This process helped to rid myself of this over-reliance on Troy and our relationship is getting better. But deeply, I’m beginning to question whether over-reliance is an expression of love?

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