Raquel André is a collector of rare things. Across 20 cities around the world she has collected more than 200 ‘lovers’ to date. People of all nationalities, genders and ages, have agreed to meet her in an unfamiliar apartment, to build a fictional intimacy within the span of an hour. In each city she encounters more lovers and the collection grows. These encounters are documented in photographs, to serve as content for an ever-evolving performance.
Each time the door opens for a new lover, Raquel André dives into an abyss that is the other, and reality and fiction merge. Each encounter is real. The flirtation is real. The intimacy may feel more real than fiction. And Raquel, the obsessive collector, holds on to the moments of each meeting, the rare objects of her peculiar collection, ephemeral and infinite.