On the one hand in the video there´s the gaze/girl that connects to the viewer and is also in a a way playing through that moment from looking at each other to getting to know each other via the length of the video but on the other hand we also see the girl in a not clear/obscure relationship with someone else who is not pictured. So there are those two layers about being directly involved and addressed and being left out again watching her in a silent interaction of gazes, that is not completely resolved. This drama of the gaze is supported and partially accompanied by the sound of a heartbeat and sparsely thrown in words that form the "vocabulary" or "steps" of a relationship, from beginning to end.
It all starts with the gaze. You look at someone. Someone looks at you. You look at one another. One another – that´s the crucial add-on that establishes a relationship. The vocabulary of a relationship is built on that reciprocal idea.
In the video the woman´s gaze opens up a dialogue, starts to connect with the viewer and we hear a heartbeat as well as a voice that suggests various steps that are part of establishing a relationship... we learn the vocabulary of a relationship, from an beginning to an end.
In between the sequences where she´s looking at the viewer we see her – still as an actively looking subject, looking at someone unknown, but nevertheless also rather an object of the viewer´s gaze who turns into a kind of voyeur now – sitting in a room that suggests the presence of someone else. We don´t know anything about him or her though, we don´t see the other. We can only guess through her behaviour and reactions that there´s someone she´s addressing but we don´t really know what´s going on. There´s definitely an other, but he or she might also be a memory or a projection. Eventually she´s just a proxy, ready to feel whatever we think she feels, ready to tell us about ourselves.
Also the first impression that it´s the viewer she´s looking at and establishing a relationship with, dissolves more and more, it´s a game of deception that is discussing all the insecurities that come with our relationships to one another.