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I Try To Be There For You (2020) at POST Arnhem, The Netherlands

Jun 18, 2022 - Tobias Groot

This video installation captures virtual
bodies trying to interact with each other
within the digital realm. Flowing and
passing through each other, reaching out,
but never quite being able to properly
touch.
During times of isolation and social
distance, the meaning of physical
closeness has started to shift; everyone
feels either too close or too far away.
Touching becomes taboo, to the point that
looking at others touch has become an
uncomfortable sight.
The work plays with the idea of intimate
closeness through technology, where
chatting and zoom-calls have become the
new dominant form of human connection.