Diagram of the 3D Scan from IRL to Digital

Corporeal Cartography:
The Embrace, 2018

CORPOREAL CARTOGRAPHY: THE EMBRACE was created through a process of scanning two people embracing with a 3D sense scanner. The 3D model was compressed and made solid then brought into Unity.
The audio is recordings of voices whispering. The voices are intimate, for each other only. The outside world doesn’t exist. The exploration of the bodies surfaces in the Unity space is a false intimacy. The body viewed in this way, compressed and up close is like a digitally traversable landscape.

The body is intrinsically connected to the outside world. The concept of body as place is common in art. Where does the body, intimacy, and place converge online? Where does it cease to exist?