apexart | 291 Church Street
InContact (2012) examines intimacy in our universal state of voyeurism, evoking an age of lost romance and melodrama. A love triangle unfolds through a fictional online platform called "InContact" – a hybrid of Facebook and reality TV that gives users a constant live video feed from their friends' computers. Filmed entirely through the InContact network, iPhones, and surveillance cameras, InContact explores levels of spectatorship and exhibitionism in our everyday life, when everyone is both a viewer and a performer and the unclear moment when we shift from being involved friends to being performers and audiences. The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A session with Oren.
This event is presented as part of the exhibition Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society, organized by Mary Coyne.
Free and open to the public.
Ann Oren is a film and video artist working in New York. Originally from Tel-Aviv, Oren holds a BFA in Film and an MFA The School of Visual Arts in New York and has attended the Skowhegan program. Her work has been exhibited at The Hammer Museum, The Tel Aviv Museum, PS122, 3 Legged Dog Art Center, MediaLab Prado, Anthology Film Archives, and Carnegie Mellon Film Festival. Additionally, Oren has been the recipient of awards from The Jerome Foundation, The National Board of Reviews, and a New Artist Award from Seoul International New Media Festival.