Three layers of handmade pulp paper. The paper appears to be blanc. Sandwiched between the layers, like watermarks, are 36 NFC-tags. When a NFC enabled smartphone is held to a spot on the paper a corresponding webpage pops up. It shows one off the 36 dramatic situations supposedly describing all human interaction from ancient days till the present.
Grooming media,about virtual touch and feelings of social presence. De Vrijplaats Middelstegracht 36, Leiden 3 & 4 juni 2016
What constitutes ‘being close to somebody’? Grooming and cocooning on the sofa with the telephone switched off? Or quite the opposite, by being in touch and touching base 24/7 through Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp? Or simply both, whenever?