Foreplay

Foreplay is an installation of a vertically-placed mattress, which becomes a canvas for a video projection of couples lying in bed, illuminated only by their phone screens. The video captures the bedtime behavior of a range of couples - they fidget, scan, and scroll, too engrossed in their phones to interact. The characters in the video are alone together: indifferent to each other while enraptured by their screens. Audio from the song “Isn’t It Romantic” plays softly on the line of a rotary phone in the space.