|Food and Sex|
Love Me Not, 2001
Video Installatio, Monique Meloche Gallery
In much of my work I am looking at the psychology of
behavior though an examination of unconscious intentions found in physical
expression. This is especially true in the video
installation Love Me Not,
which explores this at an intimate level, focusing on three different couples
that are engaged in tickling each other. . What I was interested in looking at
was the below the surface or misleading intentions found in this type of play. In the three channel video installation, Love Me Not, the
viewpoint is kept in perpetual motion, simulating the feeling that you are
actually inside the tickle. To achieve that that effect the videos were shot
close up with the camera rotating around the couples on a circular track, While
the footage remains true to linear time I did edit the speed to increase the
sense of passive aggressive play.
Couples who participated on the video responded to an add placed in the Chicago Reader seeking persons willing to be tickled til exhaustion. I chose to work with only the couples who responded. The specifics of each of their relationships interested me.