Ira Lupu

On Dreams and Screens

Relationships have been rendered increasingly remote, occurring over Zoom and FaceTime on the other side of a screen. Webcam models who perform on online streaming platforms, trading sex for money, have long struggled with how to communicate from one side of the screen to the other. What have they learned? Who are they? What can they teach us?

By exploring the experiences of seven cam girls in Ukraine and the US, On Dreams and Screens investigates how intimate and real you can get through a web camera. It explores how virtual bodies manage to thrive and function in an online fantasy machine, going beyond the transactional for something more authentic and lasting.