This three-channel video captures writing and re-writing, as a metaphor for the act of desiring – the way in which as soon as one ‘wants’ something, regardless of whether it comes to fruition or not, the want gives way to another desire. This videos moves from an intimate desire between two female bodies to the gesture of gift-giving, with the wrapping of a small box with the same white paper in which the wants appeared. The video plays between these three images to articulate the push and pull of wanting and not wanting, desiring and letting go.
performers: Nichole Arvin, Jane Jerardi
additional camera: Brian Buck