Exploring language as material
Themes — Presence, Absence, Empathy, Intimacy, Vulnerabilities, Artifacts of Conversation
Find a comfortable spot with a partner.
Pull the headphones over your ears.
Reach out your hand to connect with the other person to begin listening.
Participants engage in a narrative dialogue with the piece and with each other. Physical contact between participants activates the audio narrative and catalyses communication.
This work examines our evolving notions of technology's role in everyday communication and reconciles them with our preexisting framework of in-person communication. It also experiments with the different forms of an interface between us and automated objects. As an exploration leading into my thesis, this investigates empathy and intimacy in communication through physical contact. Articulated leftovers encourages conversation between humans and speaking digital objects.