"Cold open" is a poem delivered in the form of a word—image chain, in which flickering images produce the intonation for a text with no reader.
The text wavers between way-finding and obstruction, before arriving at a short movement score that plays on the affect of 'folly', or doesn't.
The video was originally looped via Twitch, producing the effect of an interminable flow of words with no clear beginning or end. This might have allowed for an accumulation of meaning, or not.
"cold open" was exhibited at Queer Queer Casimir, Salon 14, Warsaw, 2020 and premiered on Cosmos Carl Platform Parasite, 2020.