‘Heaven, Hell.’ is a video I made about instant messaging and desire. I used a mixture of digital textures, bodies and landscapes to build a familiar atmosphere of distraction and longing that sometimes accompanies text interactions.
The following is some text I wrote about the video when I had just finished it:
‘One of the biggest challenges in building suspense while using informal text conversations is dealing with the body. When we write a message our body feels absent, and yet often our body is very present, shaking and aching as we ruminate with a friend or lover in the virtual space of the messages. Just as our bodies hold and remember trauma, we also experience longing and desire very physically.’
For more, read my recent blog post for New Contemporaries.