Closeness Series

Closeness is another project completed during a quarantine, though a more extensive collection. Babiak uses the camera here to document the melancholy of isolation, boredom, and fatigue that came with being locked in her apartment with her two roommates. While Closeness was certainly prompted by quarantine and its side effects, it goes further than that for Babiak. The imagery and emotionality in Closeness feels like a familiar place for her, using the camera to act as the physical representation of the separation she so often feels between her and reality, or at least the reality of others. Here, she plays not only the documentarian, but also the diarist.