Irene’s research aims to investigate the theme of the relationship between human bodies and plumb the world of possibility and how it can be represented. It starts by questioning the feeling we have when we enter into a relationship with someone close to us. What is happening when another person interacts with us in space? What happens between our bodies?
Irene’s practice reflects on the perception of a potential charge made by invisible forces and it reflects on this invisible element of the relationship.
What is there where we think there is a vacuum space between bodies?
On a more general level, what happens when we are close to the other?
From an ontological point of view Irene approaches this latent potential through what Grosz defines as ”incorporeal", that is ‘the incorporeal condition of corporeity: the excesses beyond and included in the body that frame, orient and direct material things and processes (...) so that they occupy space and time, have a possible meaning and a direction that goes beyond their materiality.' (E. Grosz, The Incorporeal, Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism).
The goal of her practice is, therefore, to communicate a different ontological vision of the relationship in order to overtake the dualism body-thought. The way in which we approach the theme of the relationship with the other, the importance we can give to the incorporeal created by an encounter and that moves towards a change of the bodies themselves, is in my opinion fundamental for an ethical change in the way we relate with everything that is the other.