Going along with De Certeau’s idea of “ways of operating,” I plan to make a video documenting some of the various things that my hands do throughout a normal day. I often find that my hands are doing things that I did not consciously decide to do; cracking my knuckles, tapping things, swaying while I walk. Then there are the things that I consciously decide to do; brushing my teeth, making food, playing guitar. Everyday things that I could not do without my hands.
Some hands, doing what hands do
When we think about it, it is obvious that our hands play a huge part in our lives and it would be incredibly difficult to function without them. But we do not think about it that often. It is easy to forget how many different things our hands do throughout the day.