Abridged Love Stories

Single channel video

Total running time: 12:00, excerpt 1:49

2015

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. 

Abridged Love Stories at the Great Wall of Oakland, April 2015.

Abridged Love Stories at the Great Wall of Oakland, April 2015.