A Public Is a Relation Amongst Strangers
Perfect bound magazine
Cover: 8.5” x 11”
Spread: 11” x 17”
a public is a relation amongst strangers explores digital intimacy through the personal space of the desktop and open-face, hyper visible networks of online camming sites and chat forums. Documenting a performance which occurred in the private space of a single desktop and an absurd camming session with only one live viewer, screen recording moves disjointedly through typed meditations on the relationship between the body and technology, intimate space and network culture, emotional connection and distance to viewings of found jpegs and gifs, and ultimately ventures into the web. when i am online, where am i? i am here, at my desktop, typing this? if i upload this, will i be where the file goes? am i the person in the chair in front of an interface? am i the avatar in a social networking site interacting with somebody else? am i a set of data running through the atmosphere?