The way we engage with the world and connect with others has changed overnight. Project Intimacy is a two-week long pervasive experience which aims to combat isolation and form new connections with people from across the world.
This is a durational experience which will take place from 15 - 28 November. Participants will receive one text per day from Riptide and each text will offer suggestions, conversation starters and tasks to complete. However, interactions will only last between 3-30 minutes per day and can be scheduled for whenever suits you.
Before the experience begins audience members will complete a questionnaire and based on their answers they will be paired with someone for their two-week experience. Both participants will receive instructions, and through SMS text messaging they will form a remote pairing.
We hope this experience will connect people from across time-zones, from different countries in a time of isolation and disconnect. We hope it will encourage people to look beyond their own four walls and find a meaningful connection with a stranger.
Please note: Bookings for this pervasive experience close at midnight AEST on 13 November 2020.
Warning: Contains high level of audience participation, potentially triggering content or themes, including COVID-19/Coronavirus
"Easily the best digital art I have experienced in a long, long time. Well done Riptide! Thought-provoking, gripping and made me question how I interact with people." — Stuart, audience member (June)
"The highlight of my lockdown. The best thing that I have experienced in months." — Judy, audience member (June)
"Project Intimacy is a must for anyone who, like me, is craving those connections with strangers. The pairing was great, it was so easy to connect." — Aimee, audience member (May)
“It was a very interesting experiment and I’m pleased I was part of it, and it will be remembered as a positive part of lockdown. And I’m still messaging daily with my Partner - so thank you for the great match!” — Anon, audience member (July)