Distant Feeling(s) is a screen recording of 'Distant Feeling(s) #5', activated December 19th 2018. Continuing the commitment established in December 2017, with Distant Feeling(s) #4, this yearly reconnection aims at bringing together different interested people, joining from their different locations in the world and share '15 minutes' of togetherness across the network. Resorting to the internet as a common communication channel/medium and to video-conferencing software, everyone is invited to join and remain silent and with eyes closed during the duration of the experiment. The perspective given through this screen recording allows us to see how each location's natural sounds activate the "main speaker" window, allowing an intimate and quiet portrait of each person involved in this electronic communion, where machines are left to their own engines and processes while we go against everyday (technological) restlessness and enable our senses to carefully tune into the presence of others.
The screen becoming a shared and common space for all of those that, globally dispersed, dedicate a moment to 'be' and be part of a relational system that underlies the network itself and that might be under threat...
As sound changes we enter each fragment of this collectiveness of unfamiliar faces but that have agreed to be vulnerable with each other for 15 minutes.
Screen recording made by Alix Desaubliaux (participant)
Distant Feeling(s) is a project by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro. An online [open to all] yearly reconnection, a ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while being separated. An ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with and through machines.
LAND PROJECT: Placelessness (October, 2015) collaboration with Annie Abrahams: aabrahams.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/placelessness/ / youtu.be/tc3nxu-4nno)
// Previous sessions //
Video - Distant Feeling(s) #1 (raw version) [online, private session]: vimeo.com/158351502
Video - Distant Feeling(s) #2 [reSense [movement, performance, technology, art] Festival, Berlin, online, July 26th - 9h45pm - 10h45pm (GMT+2)]: youtube.com/watch?v=Hu8HDnXh960
Video - Distant Feeling(s) #3 [VisionS in the Nunnery, London, online, November 24th 2016 - 6h30pm (GMT)]: vimeo.com/193158145
Video - Distant Feeling(s) #4 [first of a yearly reconnectoion, online, December 1st 2017]: vimeo.com/245530528
Video - Distant Feeling(s) #5 [second of a yearly reconnection, online, December 19th 2018]: vimeo.com/308709859