Two Simple Letters

video-poem / EN / 2min 34sec

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Year
2020

Official selections & screenings

Youth Biennial, Belgrade

The Brattle Theater, Cambridge (MA, US)

GRRL Haus Cinema, Berlin

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

The Enclosed Garden #2
Heroines Wave virtual exhibition
March 2020: in a messy and apocalyptic world, what happens if your mind is egoistically obsessed with your love life? If you start searching for potential lovers via dating sites? If most of them do not react to your messages (although you can see them online) probably insufficiently stimulated by your profile? Others might agree for a walk, if it does not rain, Saturday afternoon or next Tuesday. That does not sound promising. Almost always, communication stops for no obvious reason, even though everybody stays online. Attention and curiosity disappear. Will they all remain virtual fantasies? Was it any different before the lockdown?

Thanks to the Internet, multiplied screens are our new fragmented windows to the outside world. Connected with anyone, anywhere, anytime. However, isolated: alone and lonely in a room.

This vocal and visual poem is a deconstruction of short sentences that one uses to arrange a meeting with a stranger. Hesitant and polite, "two simple letters" imply permanent insecurity, modesty, timidity — avoiding to offend or frighten the interlocutor(s). To put a lighter tone on this self-ironic situation, there is a conscious use of playful pop-elements, both with sound and color effects.


      



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