Sendmeyoursexts.com is the latest project by documentary filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian. Fueled by the modern day phenomenon of sexting and Yaghoobian’s own experience with this, the website encourages people from all over the world to share these exchanges with an artistic twist. For a nominal fee, the encounters are turned into short videos which use the sexts as scripts. Yaghoobian’s project toes the line between performance art, soft porn, and film.
They are funny to watch and capture both the kitsch and awkwardness of the sexting experience; however they also point to how widespread this practice is. Yaghoobian’s videos consider the role of public and private space and what this means in relationship to sex and intimacy in the digital age. Sendmeyoursexts.com offers people an online platform to explore these experiences in a different context. By looking at what desire, fantasy, and intimacy means through the mode of sexting, Yaghoobian is also calling attention to contemporary attitudes about sex.… Read the rest