Something Better

2007, three channel video (8 minutes), wall painting
Something Better consists of three synchronized videos, each a different member of a family. Spectators are introduced to multiple film actors who merge into three personae: father, mother and child. The three composite characters hear each other but don't listen, look but don't see and have relationships that are simultaneously distant and intimate. Something Better recognizes that our relationships to others are constructed through mirrors of ourselves. A textile pattern that appears in Something Better is painted from floor to ceiling on the gallery walls leading to the videos.
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