Media: 2-channel 360 Film. Samsung Virtual Reality headsets, 2 seater couch.
Duration: 16 mins
In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360-degree experience which explores the power of human connection. Put aside your inhibitions, sit down with another person and look into their eyes. Let these strangers guide you through their impromptu, unconventional and intense moments of intimacy.
Intimacy is a first-person documentary designed for two people to experience three encounters from six very different perspectives. It tells the stories of two strangers, two comrades and two lovers. It explores the importance of intimacy in survival, relationships and sexuality from a first-person perspective.
Intimacy forms part of In My Shoes, an internationally-recognised empathy project. In My Shoes is an ever-expanding collection of first-person, documentary style interactive performances, which guide participants through the beautiful, the challenging, the mundane and the surreal aspects of being human. In My Shoes is a fusion of documentary, education and theatre.
The presentation of this work has been made possible with support from the British Council.
Jane Gauntlett is a writer, designer and producer of interactive experiences. She has spent more than ten years working in interactive theatre, film and games.