conforming to a standard: usual, typical or expected.
Related words: routine, order, regularity, natural, regular, routine, traditional, typical, average, accustomed, conventional, customary, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional, sanity
This third issue of Unknown Quantities places an often-overlooked concept in the foreground. Although it remains difficult to define or quantify, it simultaneously governs the ways in which we perceive our environment, those around us and our selves.
This issue presents a selection of testimonies and interviews from ten individuals across the globe, from Turkey to the United States. Their perspectives highlight the subjective nature of the term, the fluidity of its definition and the grounding it has in different fields of study, from photography to child psychology and poetry. The questions we proposed to our interviewees sought no right or wrong answer, nor did we expect them to provide a fixed conclusion. Instead we hope it will provoke a debate about a term that habitually passes us by silently.
Yonca Keremoğlu Louise Laage Toft Leila Mehulić Alexandra Hale Camille Rodrigues Aude Rouaux Shuruti Vengatesh
You could see me as some kind of normality guardian Just a plain flat plateau The whole notion of being normal is highly overrated I am one of many in the audience, the grey mass Those afraid of tomorrow should skip it Portfolio Portfolio Portfolio Portfolio We need a paradigm shift in thinking about humanity The media could strongly modify our brain As if someone has distorted your settings I don't see anything normal in this modern secular life The era of explaining the world is over
Images (above): Valerio Vincenzo, Chris Dobrowolski, Andres Serrano, Davor Rostuhar
Sam Ashby, Phil Baines, Alison Green, Nick Kimberley, Christian Küsters, Rebecca Ross, Joshua Trees