The word "Fence" was derived from the Middle English word defence. The most obvious act of defence was to fight and defend one’s own with swords (also known as fencing). The not-so- obvious act of constructing an enclosure (a fence) was also a decisive defence mechanism.
Today, fences do more than just protect us from physical harm, they also provide us with social, psychological and cultural demarcations. So, in today’s world, what are we protecting? What are we defending when we enclose our homes, ourselves and our loved ones? And how does a fence change our relationship with the outside world?
Be it a fence on a property or a fence in the mind, these structures enable us to either put up a fight or question where we, as entities, start and "the rest of the world" begins and how we embrace humanity.