Shelly (2017- Present) is a video work developed entirely in Snapchat with over 100 hours of footage to date. The piece includes selfie video “diaries” by Shelly, a Sparta, Kentucky postal clerk who has exhausted her savings on a short term Airbnb rental in Bushwick, Brooklyn to explore New York. What she finds is the difficult task of parsing her disparity and her wonderment amidst the city. Alongside her confessional videos, a simultaneous scopophilia arises as she begins to obsessively video document museum-goers at the moment they capture a photograph of an artwork on their phones. This dual address of the private and public sheds light on smartphone technology as a form of embodiment, elucidation, connection, and at times, detachment.