I've got the key to another way”
Why Are You Behaving This Way?
Bateman’s practice concerns the relationships we have with the world around us – highlighting human subjectivity in relation to generating agency.
In his work for A Physical Thing, as part of an ongoing series, he proposes the question ‘why are you behaving this way?’ – a meditation on a common phrase used within conflicts to highlight a disagreement in a mode of operation. Anxieties manifest from a loss of control – how can we re-address the terms of this control?