The video component of this piece was developed through a curiosity for body language, and the role of interpretive movement in everyday life. I wanted to create something simple and universal that any viewer could project personal meaning into. The intimacy created between the subjects is inherently falsified by their separation on the screen, and yet it exists.
The video was projected as part of an installation where I created a living room setting (couch, carpet and coffee table), with a landline phone as the centrepiece. A collaged audio track was looped through the phone receiver, and viewers could interact with the piece by picking up the phone and hearing bits and pieces of narration.
The painting was an extension of the piece, allowing it to connect with the larger theme of my final exhibit.