The Shape of Our Best Intentions, 2011
single-channel HD video, 6m 3s, Dimensions Variable
The Shape of Our Best Intentions includes a single-channel video, a site-specific video installation and a series of photographs. This work is loosely inspired by Jan Van Eyck’s "Arnolfini Marriage Portrait" (1434), as a meditation on the institution of contemporary marriage. In the video, a real-life married couple fold sheets in a room on a suspended structure, which is rotating over a reflecting pool of water. The structure is pushed by a group of workers circling the pool. When the structure stops, the couple step out of the room into the water. They walk to the camera, pick it up, and move it to a crane, which pulls back to reveal the structure which was supporting them.