Pause Persist, 2015

Pause Persist
single channel video projection
7 mins 11 secs

The Video ‘Pause Persist’ is set within the game of Noughts and Crosses, (also referred to as X and 0) meant to be played between two players who take turns, marking the spaces in a 3 × 3 grid. Games, like conversations involve turn-taking, and here it slowly becomes evident that the game is being played by a single player, sending and receiving words in a feedback loop forming random thought patterns. A single self separates, both as contestant and companion, with each move propelling dualities, contradictions and ambiguities.