[ Dual monitor video installation / no sound / 1min 30sec loop ]
A man and a woman stare out of each monitors maintaining eye contact with the audience at all times, looking empathetic, concerned, flirtatious but silent.
Duplicity is a 2 monitor video installation. Each monitor shows a looped video of a tv presenter staring out at us from the screen. These loops are collected clips of each presenter keeping eye contact with the tv audience while their off-screen co-host speaks. The passive presenters try to maintain a connection via the studio camera using the body language of listening head tilts, knowing smiles and mild flirtations. Here, shown on separate monitors the tv presenters become less connected and more like awkward, uncomfortable ‘watchers’ of the audience.