Both of Us

2018

Two-channel video installation with clock

Dimensions vary

Opening my relationship to the public, I present my daily conversations with my long-distance partner in 2,15 minute-looped videos that interact with the space. The installation of two 28-inch monitors mimics our routine of FaceTiming, which is the closest we get to physical communication for the majority of the year. By removing audio, I ask the viewer to focus on the expressions on our faces as different moments pass by across the screens. While one video highlights our positive experiences, and the other the negative, the position of the viewer becomes very important as they view these episodes in unison. Synergy, an important part of relationships, is replicated through the positions of the screens and the clock, which presents the GMT time, and the navigation of the viewer through them.