An app by Laurel MacDonald and Shawn Kerwin, 2011
Flash-based, built for BlackBerry PlayBook (Beta Version)
HD Video, Silent (Excerpt)

Alone Together allows users to compose four-word sentences from the following source words:

I/we • am/are • always/never • alone/together

The composed sentences in turn trigger video playback of two individuals engaged in simple movements and gestures. The video pairings are initiated by the word combinations; the video diptychs create unexpected visual and contextual relationships. The user may consider the possibilities suggested by the portraits in relation to each other, and to the meaning of the composed sentence: Are these individuals alone? Or does a relationship exist between them?

Artists: Laurel MacDonald, Shawn Kerwin
Video Production: Laurel MacDonald (camera, video edit and animation)
Programming: Pearl Chen, Paul Forest
Featured in this excerpt: John Watson and Hannah Epstein

Produced in association with Canadian Film Centre Media Lab
Beta version introduced at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 2011

# Uploaded 109 Plays 0 Comments



Laurel MacDonald

Videovoce is the video+music work of singer, composer and video artist Laurel MacDonald, based in Toronto, Canada.

Artist Website:

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Browse This Channel

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.