Helge Fischer
2008-10

Display of Affection

The ‘Display of Affection’ is a technological device that lets you virtually caress neighbours or strangers in the street from the safety of your home. Follow loved ones and satisfy any craving for touching them without the risk of being rejected, disappointed or otherwise emotionally hurt.

 

 

How do we sensibly balance our need for intimacy with our need to protect against emotional harm? To what extent are new communications technologies changing our notions of privacy in a fragmented and distrusting society? How far are we prepared to distance ourselves from the world through technologically mediated interactions to feel safe?

 

 

 




OTHER PROJECTS
Pataphysical Gut Feeling Validation
Safe Cuddling



"I keep fantasising about actually going over there and simply knock on her door. But then again, what would I have to say when it was opened?"
"I keep fantasising about actually going over there and simply knock on her door. But then again, what would I have to say when it was opened?"
‘Display of Affection’ with its 70x zoom camera and a display that imposes images of stroking hands onto the live feed.
‘Display of Affection’ with its 70x zoom camera and a display that imposes images of stroking hands onto the live feed.
Still from live feed with imposed caressing hand.
Still from live feed with imposed caressing hand.