This project explores what it is to have close, shared experience. Does a touch tickle the same feeling from one to another? I’m curious about how atmosphere can be created and miscommunicated, from a cuddle to a withdrawn hand, and whether moments of silence are objectively comfortable or cruel. How is something made intimate?
Through having conversations about intimacy with different people, I come closer to understanding how intimacy is understood by others. I have interwoven the interviews with personal reflections on my own intimate experiences. Perhaps you’ll see from my stories why I felt compelled to investigate intimacy. I leave this project open to contributions, be that offers of stories, interviews, drawings, or any other medium.

Is there a shared understanding of the emotionally charged and mysterious concept of intimacy? Flick through, lean in, and see what you think...