Intimate relations are relations of proximity and closeness, both metaphorically but also quite literally. With intimacy bodies get closer. Bodies have many gestures of getting closer, but digital technologies have mostly one: zooming. Zoom explores this gesture of getting closer in technology -- this gesture of enlarging what was once small, touching devices as if we wanted to become intimate with them -- or at least, with their contents.
Zoom is part of an ongoing series that recontextualizes the multi-touch gestures of iPhones. Technology and its devices teach bodies new gestural lexicons: simply put, we’ve learned to move differently. Zoom highlights these new movements by removing the digital device from the picture entirely, leaving only their gestures behind, and by further asking the body to move in place of the device.