1987 / 2008
Archived VHS rotoscoped with composited HDV and animation
Single channel, with sound, 16:9
5:14 min (loop)
Part of the ongoing series Videodromes for the Alone
1987 The artist as a youth (Richard)
2008 The artist (Stephanie)
This altered VHS home movie brings an 11 year old youth into relationship with his future adult lover 2008. The future's presence appears to have fundamental effects on the space they both inhabit onscreen.
"…invested in the uncanny, Ms&Mr make works celebrating their happy marriage. That would be nauseatingly saccharine if it wasn't for the intentionally creepy way in which they do it, retrospectively adding their adult selves to Super-8 family videos and childhood drawings. By interpolating themselves into each other's histories, they turn 'I'll always be there' into 'I was always already there', which is a hair-raising proposition when you stop to think about it."
- Adam Jasper, Frieze Online 2008
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