art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
In The Distance Between You and Me, I inscribe and erase a series of fragments of texts from voicemail messages left for me by friends in other cities, on a wall covered with black paper using thick, white chalk. As the chalk slowly disintegrates into dust over the two-hour durational performance, the remaining written fragments become a visual metaphor for the ‘texts’ – movements and experiences – inscribed in our bodies. While I slowly move through a set of gestures, a video of a phantom arm mysteriously appears on my torso caressing me. A camera tracks my movements so that as I back away from the paper, wherever I travel, this virtual body appears as well – touching me, leaving some virtual trace.