Are You an Escapist?
Video for projection 6 minutes 2020
Two text to speech voices (a male and a female) are having a conversation about a tropical holiday location. One voice questions the situation from a pragmatic distance, while the other has surrendered to a carefree sensory existance.
Its good to get away, far away
Somewhere stimulating, where you can learn new things
No – somewhere hot, so hot you can do nothing but just lie there
Can you hear the sea?
Gently in the distance maybe…. There are trees, a gently breeze
What does it smell like?
Smells like damp earth
What are you doing?
Just lying there, occasionally I may take a little walk
Do you sleep a lot?
Maybe. I just switch off, seem to pass out
Perhaps you can return refreshed and motivated, ready to pedal faster
I want to carry on exactly like this, live like this forever …