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January 1, 2008

I Heart U

Aural Affections.

This video elicits positive feelings, laughter/smiles, quirkiness and a subtle inhuman dynamic. The sounds and images of the couples expressing their affection or sliced, overlayed and sequenced into a rhythmic and tonal pattern that builds in complexity and sonically. The division of the screen into quadrants and other column, row, overlay techniques adds a mechanical and structural element complimenting the repetition. As the video progresses, the image and sound becomes increasingly dehumanized and abstracted into mechanical and electronic yet organic patterns. The choice of the title "Aural Affections" contains some interesting double meanings. Aural - Oral, such as kissing, saying sweet nothings, etc. Affections - Effect, the processing and digital abstraction of the video as well as the altered/affected interpretation of the content.