People are social beings with needs to connect as well as needs to separate from others. In many ways this is the paradox of confidentially revealing oneself. There are conditions that justify withholding information, for example one’s illness, HIV, abuse, knowledge about a crime etc…Nevertheless in order to obtain the much needed social support in order to front these situations or because others might be affected, disclosure is necessary. The key to navigating the markers between private lives and shared ones, is people’s decision to open up completely, partially or keep their privacy boundaries closed. To what extent is disclosure destructive to our society?
Borderline/Performance Festival, Blackfriar’s Crypt, Norwich, 25/06/13
Video by Katie Utting