'FaceTime' is the new album by Theodore Cale Schafer, a conceptual work based on personal recordings of conversations he had through Apple's FaceTime during the early stages of a (cyber) relationship.
This release is accompanied by 'FaceTime: Intimacy After the Fact', an essay written by Sandra Moyano Ariza that digs deeper into the recordings by exploring the relationship between intimacy and technology, divided into five sections in the text: Affect, Intimacy, Technology, Permeation, and Accumulation.
You can read an excerpt of the essay here: hypothetical.tech/facetime
Theodore Cale Schafer (b. 1994) is a musician residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Originally from Pinckney, Michigan, he co-facilitates a venue in Santa Fe called "Etiquette" along with Angelo Harmsworth and Christian Michael Filardo. Previous releases have been published by Summer Isle, Holy page Records, Overview ltd., and angoisse and
right now he is working with Natalia Panzer. on a 'non-musical' publishing house called "Looking at your mint".
Sandra Moyano Ariza (b. 1989) is a PhD Candidate in English at City Universty of New York. Her research focuses on technology and human subjectivity, with particular interests in the fields of affect theory, speculative philosophy, new materialisms, and feminist ontologies.
released in collaboration with hypothetical.tech (hypothetical.tech