michelle 
ohiggins


Digital Intimacy 


movement, connection, wfh

Digital Intimacy is a workshop and WIP that uses lo-fi motion capture techniques to translate live digital movements into instructional code for sculpting clay.

The project was developed during a week-long online residency at Cel De Nord where we invited each of the other residents to take part in a 1-1 workshop with us. During the workshop, ourselves and the participant entered into a non-verbal dialogue, asking eachother personal and intimate questions that the other aimed to answer only through movement. The code is simultaneosly translating these movements into instructions for manipulating the clay impression bed.

The resulting tiles thus become physical archives of this intimate non-verbal conversations between two strangers over the internet. 

These impression beds were used as moulds to plaster cast a sculpture series that document these non-verbal conversations. 

March, 2021