‘The Moments We Share’ demonstrates the interpretive nature of communication merged into a physical form. In order for information to be transmitted and understood as intended by the sender, two individuals must share a common "conceptual map" and understanding of the situation.
Through a digital website, I designed a simulation that takes people through the internal turmoil that goes on within the mind, replicating how it feels to overthink. In order to proceed forward, you must find the correct links.
Upon initial contact with a stranger, we go through our own personal archives and develop our own beliefs based on similar experiences. We view them using that filter—how they look, behave and or act. Through this experiment, I examined the variance between reactions and statements from different individuals shown the same images—as well as parts of the body.
My third exploration looked at how perspective plays a role in communication. It is important to consider different outlooks when assessing a problem as there are always two sides to a coin. I staged a photoshoot to show various forms of intimacy from my point of view.
Using thermochromic ink, which reacts upon contact with heat, two individuals must work together to create a thermal reaction by using the warmth of their hands in the same spot on both sides of the Plexiglas. This cooperation reflects the necessity and the effort needed by both parties to create clarity and understanding in communication.