Claire de Rouen, 2019, Softcover, 23.5 × 18 cm
Attracting The Attractor presents photographs made in Yeading (Hayes, Greater London) in 2018, along with text and graphic elements. Willats has long been familiar with Yeading, conceiving of it as a normative built space that serves as a setting for typical, ordinary, life. For Attracting The Attractor, Willats photographed two women walking along a residential street in the area, one behind the other, never touching or speaking, but clearly ‘in relation’. Their tempered interaction articulates a psychic experience and social condition characteristic, perhaps, of urban habitation. They neither know each other, nor are they completely unknown to each other.