tilts only (his shirts)

16mm film
2 minutes 2 seconds looped

tilts only (his shirts) is a mute 16 mm film projection that explores a sense of longing. The camera sits tight on the flimsy surface of a man’s shirts hanging side by side on a rail. The closeness of the lens creates optical distortions that render the camera’s object at once familiar and strange, intimate and distant. The tangibility of the shirts is fleeting. In their place there is an abstract, almost infinite colour field of lines and stripes that echo Newman’s onement (zip). The camera’s tilting movements are repetitive and relentless, looking its object over, again and again from top to bottom, in a mechanical yet sexualised gaze.