Paper Dolls, video (approx. 4 min), questions the veracity of affective, gestural indexes by highlighting strategies of repetition, intimacy, and objectification in relation to the body. Performed in the guise of non-specific doll-like figures and staged in a sparse, domestic space, it also plays on the increasingly outmoded ‘genre’ of the tête-a-tête devoid of technological distraction, highlighting the contingencies of female companionship, boredom and exasperation. February 2015.
Collaboration between Sophie Seita and Anna Moser. Film editing by Sophie Seita. Paper undergarments handmade by Anna Moser.
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