For this solo photography exhibition at SomoS, Sergey Melnitchenko (b. 1991, Ukraine) shares his series titled Loneliness Online.
The series is a sociocultural research on pathogenicity in social networks, caused by the social psychological trauma of isolation.
The project represents of the state of loneliness through the pairing of solitary images of trees and strangers’ bodies as seen in video chat rooms online.
Melnitchenko brings a layer of complexity and a poetic meaning through his sensitive juxtaposition of the intimate imagery.