Two people, both men, kiss for two and a half minutes. The bodies are separated from each other using rotoscoping, a technique which isolates movement by painting out areas of the video frame by frame. The techno-conceptual gesture of erasure creates a third body: the absence. After the first 2 and a half minutes, the other body is revealed. The video is a high definition projection scaled to the size of a wall. The videos can also be installed playing simultaneously on two sides of a single wall. In this type of installation the kiss can only be complete through the movement of the viewer.

Installation View

UCLA Warner Studios
December 2011

Kiss, 2011

High Definition Video
5 min 30 sec Loop