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“Making Coffee” Video, 5.00 min

One morning I filmed an ex-boyfriend making coffee while I was still in bed. At the time I could not imagine ever sharing the love and intimacy I felt for him with anyone else. But two years later I found myself in the same bed looking out on the same kitchen while another man was making coffee. The love and intimacy I felt two years earlier suddenly appeared to me to be exchangeable, which was incredibly sad.

So I filmed exactly the same coffee making process again – the same view of the same kitchen from the same bed. Only the man making the coffee is different. I then edited the footage to alternate and combine these two men – as one leaves the frame, the other enters it, so that within the same footage, two entirely different times and personalities combine, unified by the simple process of coffee-making, as well as the video itself.

 

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