New Intimacies -
Our emotional selves are being hidden and shamed due to fear of rejection. In place of intimate conversations or time spent holding our loved ones, we text message or send pictures of ourselves; which as text and contrivance inherently abstract, compartmentalize, and objectify even our most intimate and sensual feelings.
The first half of this series explores the vulnerabilities which are unique and implicit to these forms of communication and the relationships they sustain. By including very personal text with objectified images I seek to capture the tension between my anxieties and my digital relationships.
The second half of this series is a narrative “Alive Enough” which represents my apprehensions towards embracing social technology further. While the story is meant to be satirical it is a troubling realization that it is not an uncommon reality.