The Cruelty of Pirates | 2010

live webcam performance, 20 min.

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder about the cruelty of pirates.

-James Russell Lowell

“The Cruelty of Pirates” is a story of low-resolution encounter that offers an intimate reading of contemporary loneliness. Live-streaming video projections in the stutter-step language of webcameras result in a display of light signals that suggest an unknown code, some unknown message. The story is old: a man and a woman and the innate desire for love.