Do You Miss Me?, 2016. Wood frame, string lights, foam padding, quilt batting, sheets, pillows, postcards, objects, video, and audio.
Technology brings us closer across vast distances but still falls short of recreating communication in person. Consider that it is impossible to make eye contact during a live-streamed video call: one must stare into the camera to achieve the illusion of this connection. For my installation, I interviewed students who are currently abroad and rely on this closest form of communication to reach their loved ones at home. As visitors within the room attempt to engage with these faulty presences, they can feel the near comfort of a familiar bedroom or a home just out of reach, but never quite see through the static.