The ongoing pandemic forces us to redefine the term ‘closeness’. In solidarity we isolate ourselves and stay physically distant. The human need for closeness remains. To satisfy our longing we increasingly turn to digital media, which convey a novel and digitized image of closeness.
What does closeness feel like in times of physical distance?
How does our understanding of closeness and distance change?
The search begins in the nights of the Berlin winter 2020/21. At close range, objects, places and people are captured with portable scanners. Visual artifacts are created, representing testimonies of contemporary longing.
The collected artifacts and the video documentary of the creation process can be viewed in a virtually accessible archive. The publication shows a selection of the artifacts.
The publication includes 19 fold-out tabloid posters. It comes with a reversible cover for German and English language.
The Virtual Archive is filled with artifacts waiting for you to discover. Enter now via desktop computer using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox:
Inside the Virtual Archive you will find a video wall showing a short film about the creation process.
Still curious? Enter now via desktop computer using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox: