Isolation Hug

With the current health situation in the world, we have to rethink and rebuild our boundaries. Before the lockdown, I saw people imitating hugs from a distance by stretching their arms in the air and smiling to each other. I also saw many funny pictures and memes in social media about ‘socially-distanced hugs’. The question I asked myself was – how can you actually measure the depth of a hug? Whether it is narrow or wide, person big or small, weak or strong – how can you quantify the energy it gives? The feelings of the giver and those of the receiver? For this project, I ask for mathematical measurements, thus registering a matter of fact. The heartiness of all the hugs given will be in my future body of work. 

Furthermore, with this project I support NSCC Jersey Fighting for Childhood in Jersey.

Please also share a photograph in social media capturing the moment of taking measurements of your hug and tag #isolationhug, #jerseyisolationhug.

The final work will be displayed by the end of 2020 when we can all rejoin and have as many real hugs as we want. 

Everyone regardless of age is welcome to participate. To participate please click on the Give a Hug button below.

Hugs Given updated daily

Hugged by: Gracie

Hug width: 167

Hug height: 134

Hugged on: 24. Sep 2020

Hugged by: Robert

Hug width: 176

Hug height: 150

Hugged on: 24. Sep 2020

Hugged by: Layla

Hug width: 100

Hug height: 163

Hugged on: 24. Sep 2020

Hugged by: Tim

Hug width: 173

Hug height: 130

Hugged on: 7. Jul 2020

Hugged by: Solomon

Hug width: 107

Hug height: 80

Hugged on: 16. Jun 2020

Hugged by: Andrew

Hug width: 208

Hug height: 196

Hugged on: 9. Jun 2020

Hugged by: Bear

Hug width: 170

Hug height: 135

Hugged on: 3. Jun 2020

Hugged by: Nicola

Hug width: 170

Hug height: 140

Hugged on: 31. May 2020

Hugged by: Tania

Hug width: 148

Hug height: 132

Hugged on: 31. May 2020

Hugged by: Vlad

Hug width: 157

Hug height: 128

Hugged on: 31. May 2020

Hugged by: Victor

Hug width: 174

Hug height: 146

Hugged on: 31. May 2020

Hugged by: Ben

Hug width: 175

Hug height: 145

Hugged on: 28. May 2020

Hugged by: Owen

Hug width: 118

Hug height: 93

Hugged on: 11. May 2020

Hugged by: Max

Hug width: 109

Hug height: 88

Hugged on: 11. May 2020

Hugged by: Zoya

Hug width: 144

Hug height: 170

Hugged on: 11. May 2020

Hugged by: Yulia

Hug width: 166

Hug height: 141

Hugged on: 11. May 2020

Hugged by: Sasha

Hug width: 175

Hug height: 145

Hugged on: 8. May 2020

Hugged by: Glyn

Hug width: 190

Hug height: 145

Hugged on: 8. May 2020

Hugged by: Klim

Hug width: 110

Hug height: 113

Hugged on: 5. May 2020

Hugged by: Katya

Hug width: 160

Hug height: 140

Hugged on: 1. May 2020

Hugged by: Daphne

Hug width: 156

Hug height: 123

Hugged on: 27. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Melisa

Hug width: 173

Hug height: 140

Hugged on: 27. Apr 2020

Hugged by: William

Hug width: 195

Hug height: 192

Hugged on: 27. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Nick

Hug width: 181

Hug height: 150

Hugged on: 27. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Maxim

Hug width: 100

Hug height: 83

Hugged on: 24. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Alyona

Hug width: 154

Hug height: 134

Hugged on: 23. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Annoushka

Hug width: 150

Hug height: 129

Hugged on: 22. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Olga

Hug width: 165

Hug height: 137

Hugged on: 18. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Andrew

Hug width: 180

Hug height: 156

Hugged on: 18. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Margaret

Hug width: 161

Hug height: 141

Hugged on: 17. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Linda

Hug width: 170

Hug height: 135

Hugged on: 15. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Jasmin

Hug width: 160

Hug height: 136

Hugged on: 11. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Mia

Hug width: 84

Hug height: 73

Hugged on: 11. Apr 2020

Hugged by: David

Hug width: 185

Hug height: 145

Hugged on: 10. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Inna

Hug width: 169

Hug height: 135

Hugged on: 7. Apr 2020

Hugged by: Phoebe

Hug width: 133

Hug height: 100

Hugged on: 5. Apr 2020

Hugs in Pictures

Tim