All too often we simplify people to a single dimension. We define those around us by looking at a miniscule part of their identity that happens to stand out to us. Multiple Dimensions is a short film exploring representation, stigma and the power of vulnerability. The piece grounds gendered ideas about race, size and disability in the Japanese philosophy of imperfection, called Wabi Sabi. It understands perfection as a social construct. Wabi Sabi illustrates that the only reason why this flawlessness feels real and achievable, is because we have all grown up in a world that treats it as such. Multiple Dimensions seeks to expose the importance of understanding how our presence can manipulate, for better or worse, the comfort with which others navigate everyday spaces.
Multiple Dimensions was a two-part project that consisted of a short film and this research booklet.