About The Confessional
The confessional is an artwork created by idontloveyouanymore and commissioned by HOME MCR. It is digital space dedicated to unsaid things. Anything you want to get off your chest, any worry you can’t shake, any secret you’ve kept, can be submitted to the confessional, never to be seen by anyone else, locked in a virtual crate, built by you, and dropped into the confessional, with hundreds of other crates just like it, stamped only with the date and three initials of your choosing. This project has a countdown timer.On the last days of PUSH Festival, a virtual match will be lit, and the crates will be burnt. A virtual blaze will alight through HOME and the crates will burn for 48 hours.
idontloveyouanymore is a digital art and performance company, interested in speculative futures, alternative modes of reality and the intersection between technology, contemporary philosophy and the contemporary human experience. They’ve built towers of luminescent pixels and digital waterfalls reactive to your presence, created software to live-stream content to audience’ phones, and performed with a live fly with live reactive animation. Finalists for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, recipients of the New Creatives North Commission, winners of BFI London Film Festival’s Best XR/Immersive Art Award 2020, their work has exhibited internationally, including at Sundance Film Festival 2021.
Privacy in The Confessional
We are not intentionally retaining, monitoring or transmitting anything written in the confessional. All we are retaining for this project is the three letter stamp and the date and time that marks every crate submitted.
When using the internet everyone is always monitored, for example your IP address and time of connection to the website will be known. We are hosting our website on cloudfare, if you would like to read more about them before continuing please feel free to do so.
This is a normal website, no special provisions for privacy have been taken. Confess to hating your housemates not comitting crimes.
Where to find support
If engagement in this project has brought up any feelings that you are finding difficult to deal with remember that you can contact your gp to access talking therapies, or check out this list of chartered psychologists I have a suggestion to add to this list.
In an emergency
Life or Death: Call 999.
Samaritans 24/7: Call 988.