Portfolio: world within my world

Work in progress portfolio for ' A world within my world' project.

Portfolio: A world within my world:

Exploring how the exterior world has an unconscious influence on people’s daily life.


Jason                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Depending on the nature of my interactions within my surroundings and depending on any number of things which could affect me personally out width the outside world, the type of effect it would have on me varies. I would say on the whole it affects me positively.”


Kieron                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “I interact with the outside world in all sorts of ways, from what to dress my kids in, to current affairs and everything in between. I crave the fresh air and am also overwhelmed by it all.”



Bobby                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ” Inside, is the place where I collect things from the outside world. Things I need and things I like. I enjoy finding new things. I enjoy meeting new people.”


Ian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “In order to live we must gather things from outside and consume them in some way. Sunlight, food, and love all come from outside and must be found amongst the grey, concrete and loveless.”


Simon                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “I’m constantly influenced by the outside world. The music I make, the emotions I feel are all dictated by my environment. It may be the weather, politics or how the interactions I have with people.”


Justin                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ” My daily outlook, Is definitely influenced by the way the outside world is projected to me each day. I have various reactions throughout the day to subconscious effects on how the world brings itself into my life.”


“I feel the outside world effects me in a broadly positive way. Arguably the boundry between the inner world of our lived experience and the outside world and the boundary between us as individuals and humanity as a whole is an illusion. This illusion is made more real by increasingly identifying with ourselves as individuals and can be recognised as illusory by resting in awareness and learning to identify less with our individuated sense of self.”


Kate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The outside world is an inspiring and stimulating place. It’s full of other people and perspectives, puzzles, travel, beauty, fresh air, fun and learning, things that I want and need to stay sane and be happy. I can look down the hill that we live on to Brighton and the sea and out to the country and everything I need seems to be in my reach. I feel satisfied and empowered because I can usually interact with and use my immediate environment in a way that makes sense to me and meets my needs. The outside world can also be a random and harsh place full of challenges that are out of my control that can make me feel anxious and hopeless. Traffic and weather, noise, deadlines, problems, work, difficult people, uncertainty violence, unfairness and politics can be much more easily encountered when I venture outside. This makes the world seem like a much darker and brutal place that I sometimes need to hide and protect myself from.”