The fixed camera on table-height shows a couple as through a window: immobile and seated on opposite sides of a table behind a cup of coffee. There is no contact between them; they just seem to ignore each other in a painful and deafening silence. No word is uttered. In the background the noise of coffee machines and cutlery almost drowns out silly muzak. What makes this work interesting is the alternation between airy banality and startling tragedy. It also asks itself to what degree our ‘reading’ is a projection.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project