Ambient Intimacy [2015]

This work was created in response to the 2014 show Cold Intimacy curated by Melissa Loughnan, through the use of Liesa Riechelts notion of Ambient Intimacy. 

“Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible. Flickr lets me see what friends are eating for lunch, how they’ve redecorated their bedroom, their latest haircut. Twitter tells me when they’re hungry, what technology is currently frustrating them, who they’re having drinks with tonight.” - Liesa Reichelt 

This notion of ambient intimacy creates a white noise of information within social networks, of people creating tangible self narratives through their posts. However this work, rather than using “Real” social networking profiles, uses ready made narratives to create a similar white noise, examining both the idea of creating a “Real” self in an online space, narrative structure in film compared to the IRL.