Threshold Hug

2011

Threshold Hug is an act of welcoming. Transitional sites - thresholds - are chosen for Hugs, and those who pass through are greeted by a lei-covered figure. Boundary-crossing can be a transgressive or vulnerable act, but it can also go unnoticed. By ritualizing and exaggerating the crossing of an unacknowledged boundary, Threshold Hug intends to highlight the absurd absence of such gestures in other places.