Siss Phuss

Single-channel Video
Oct, 2020

This video is in response to a friend’s film that I was an actress in. We filmed it right before she left America. There’s a scene where my character was folding a frog with the same paper that has craft instructions on it. In order to follow the instruction, I need to fold, then unfold to read the next step, fold again, and unfold again, repetitively.
I find this scene intriguing even though she was just using the paper as a prop and was filming it aesthetically different from what I imaged. I am glad that she left because I know how the scene was related to her life in America before she left, and how depressed she was for a long-lasting pain that she could not escape, simply caused by everyday life.
I hope she would be better off back in her hometown.