Kissing Segments, 2021, 2-Channel HD Video, 4 minutes 15 seconds
Kissing Segments brings together 2 films, 1 is montage of kissing scenes from 8mm films brought together into one long passionate embrace. The other channel is footage of the foley artist Karo Jedrzejczyk creating the audio to the kissing film by squeezing lemons on a glass citrus squeezer, an untraditional way to create the foley sound for an on screen kiss. The sound track moves between a realistic audio and excessive squelching noises which break any semblance of the audience's poetic faith. I am fascinated by playing with this slippage between the sincere and the absurd.