hand in hand, 2002
still image from continuous loop video
In Hand in Hand two women stand in front of the camera holding hands. Their expressions are a mannequin like dead pan glare. Their arms move in a robotic swing and appear as mechanized appendages attached to stiff torsos. Through the character’s intensity, there is a sense of anticipation that something may happen. The swinging of arms suddenly quickens, but abruptly returns to its original speed. The intimate action is vague in its presentation of the relationship between the two women.
all images © Diana Shpungin & Nicole Engelmann 2000-2007