Untitled, in collaboration with Helen Aleksandrova, 16mm film, Krasnogorsk camera
St. Petersburg, Russia
Skype Date, 2013
multi-screen video and sound installation
This installation explores the limitations of verbal communication, how our words distort and confuse the meaning behind them, while sometimes manifesting into moments of transcendence, creating clarity and connection.
I recorded conversations between close friends over Skype, and manipulated the voices so that it was almost impossible to discern what they were saying, except for brief moments of clarity. The voices were installed on computers that were "speaking" to one another over Skype, as visitors walked around, finding themselves or other visitors passing through the screens around them.