Abridged Love Stories
Single channel video
Total running time: 12:00, excerpt 1:49
Abridged Love Stories is a supercut of eye contact between lovers in romance movies. The footage is drawn from one hundred years of Hollywood's history, with one archetypal film representing each decade. Double takes, smoldering stares, and almost-kisses weave together a surprisingly intact narrative that reveals the conventions of the genre's visual language.