The works of Florence Jung are scripted experiences that address the concepts of individual restriction, infiltration, and visibility, as well as anticipation. Through a meticulous array of consecutive gestures and their implications, Jung explores how social constructs are based on mechanisms of control and constraint, both physical and mental. As people, we constantly expect certain movements and outcomes as part of human interaction, communication, and space.
Jung plays with these expectations and bends them into suspense-inducing works. At the same time, she questions the boundaries of public and private, as well as our navigation within and between these domains. Her works hint at performance, while avoiding conventional media. Their ephemeral nature addresses the artistic potential hidden within the ordinary, and the ways that nothing can be(come) something. Narratives and myths play an important role in the construction and remembrance of her works, which express personal, intangible, and transitory narratives. In this way, Jung aims to avoid any form of spectacle: her works, based only on personal experience, challenge modes of documentation and dissemination – afterwards, memories and rumours are all that remain.