The C theory:
This theory romanticizes the progression of a relationship. The theory contains 30 words that start with the letter C. These words describe the ideal flow of a relationship between two people. From the beginning: coincidence or chance… to the middle: change and communication... to the peek: comfort, certainty and compassion.
The poem is a more fluid romantic approach than the theory. This piece introduces the element of contradiction. It sounds like it’s dedicated to one person while in fact it is a collection of experiences. Encountering all the C’s in one relationship is nearly impossible. Therefore monogamy is an imperfect concept that this piece aims to challenge.
This graph is an outline of distance and location distributed on the world map. The individuals presented on the map have, in one-way or another, contributed various elements of the C theory in my life. The connections illustrated remind me of how humans are similar in their pursuit to belong and connect.
A numerical count of each C per individual measured on a scale of 0 to 10.
This subject overlap graph is a visual mess that shows the common C factors based on group analysis. The colors are quite similar and this reflects the confusion of real life.