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Jack Williams

Poland (2020)

8:55 min

Companion is a video poem which examines the very contemporary issue of computer-mediated intimacy, exploring issues such as touch hunger, parasocial interaction and the affective power of audio-visual media. The video focuses on the tension between being completely immersed and captivated by on-screen personas, and that moment of self-reflexivity when we realise that our actual companion is the screen itself.  It is a video which evinces the solitary nature of our current world in which the necessity of corporeal intimacy is eschewed in favour of the unresponsive but more accessible simulacrum of companionship which can be found online.

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