A series of enlarged snapshot photographs show the remnants of dates between unseen people. Glimpses of men’s hands, arms or truncated torsos appear but their identity is concealed. An accompanying soundtrack reveals the men were with a young woman – Natasha Caruana – who is not seen in any picture, but had secretly recorded each date. Adopting a fake identity, Natasha went on 80 dates with married men she met through a website for people wanting extramarital affairs, hoping to uncover the men’s motivations. She wore the same set of clothes to every date and was careful to limit each man to one meeting. She ended each date with the question: what are your intentions towards me?
C-type photographs and vinyl text piece
Data Anthropologies: Natasha Caruana Love is an Act
17 July - 16 December 2015 at the Open Data Institute
Natasha Caruana (b.1983) is a photographic artist whose work is characterised by bold and inventive uses of performative strategies, sharply tuned interpersonal skills and scientific processes. She is concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy,…