The tablet-based app ALONE TOGETHER allows users to compose four-word sentences from the following source words:

I : we

am : are

alone : together

always : never

The composed sentences in turn trigger video playback of two individuals, each engaged in simple movements and gestures. The video pairings are initiated by the word combinations; the video diptychs create unexpected visual and contextual relationships. The user may consider the possibilities suggested by the portraits in relation to each other, and to the meaning of the composed sentence: Are these individuals alone? Or does a relationship exist between them?

Artists: Laurel MacDonald, Shawn Kerwin
Video Production: Laurel MacDonald
Programming: Pearl Chen, Paul Forest

Featuring:

David Anderson
Sierra Bacquie
Alice Chiasson
Hannah Epstein
Michael Evask
Jean Johnson
Monica Law
Lizzy Mahashe

Prashant Miranda
Arlene Moscovitch
Ryan Rizzo
Louis Sanger
Malcolm Sanger
Mark Thoburn
John Watson

Produced in association with the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab
Premier exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 2011

Special Thanks To:
Neema Bickersteth, Micheal Evask, William F. White International

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