You are the only one here


You are the only one here is a performance set inside a one-person video call. Inside the call, the performer and her mirror image are tracked as two separate people by a machine learning algorithm. As they move closer toward each other, their two bodies combine into one, and the algorithm creates an abstract shape based on the combined body’s movements.

A meditation on virtual presence in the pandemic era, You are the only one here dives into the solitary moments people experience online just before joining video calls. Rather than watch her virtual self sit quietly, the performer meets her counterpart inside the online waiting room for an unexpected playful interlude.

The initial version of You are the only one here was developed during the SloMoCo Spring 2021 Micro-residency and exhibited at the DesignSpace exhibition in Phoenix, AZ. A later development was exhibited as part of the Ars Electronica 2021 Concrete House exhibit.