Coined in 1966 by anthropologist Edward T. Hall to describe the measurable space between two people interacting, proxemics defines four feet as the comfortable limit of what we know as personal space. Breeching this imagined territory is perceived as a threat; step outside it and one enters the more public domain of social space.
How we negotiate these virtual spheres, whom we allow in them and how we defend them is the subject of Gallery RFD's upcoming exhibition, Four Feet: The Proxemics of Personal Space. Submissions in any media that explore or comment on this intuitive spatial understanding are sought.
Submission deadline: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, 4 p.m. (EST)
Juror: Zig Jackson,