In our hyperconnected world we are virtually connected to an unprecedented amount of people. Yet, feelings of loneliness are growing due to a lack of a human ‘physical’ touch.
OurSpace is a participatory performance that zooms in on the virtual and the physical space between people, their online and offline identity and social encounters.
The audience is guided by an artificial chatbot on WhatsApp. This artificial companion is sharing stories and responding with assignments that translates online social habits into physical movements. These storylines can vary from simple actions “If you think somebody looks interesting, tap this person on the shoulder” to more intimate actions “Who would you like to date? Stroke that person on the left cheek”.