“looking at furniture when there’s a nubile sexcam performer in the foreground”

brbxoxo, which was launched today, cuts the performers out of the picture entirely, focusing instead on the small boxes which contain their lives: empty beds, home offices full of family photos, chairs draped in fabric, and all kinds of bleak carpeted interiors. The images flicker and change from one dimly-lit interior to the next, sometimes revealing traces of the sexcam performers’ particular demographics: a lonlely dildo there, a strangely skewed, oversize stuffed animal there. Ultimately, however, these interiors are crushingly normal and pointedly unsexy. “We have the same IKEA sheets,” Wagenknecht points out.

There is something unsettling about seeing too much of another user’s personal world. For Sale listings on Craigslist have this unintentionally voyeuristic quality, too: a video game console on the floor, taken in flash photograph, surrounded by the ephemera of the seller’s life. A piece of furniture for sale, photographed in the living room it once called home. In a digital world where we curate every aspect of our forward-facing personas, where we know all our best angles, where our homes and material possessions are hidden away from sight and we all sublimate into aspirational versions of our selves, there are few places where the real banality of everyday life can shine online.

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