Romance Option is a five minute, single-channel video piece that examines the role of the female figure in console video games. The appropriated footage highlights the lack of autonomy that female characters maintain in the gaming world. Specific parts of this footage are cropped within a black frame as a way to emphasize the objectification of the female body. The audio of this piece is a collection of altered ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), a current fad in popular media that is mostly created by young women using bodily sounds to trigger euphoric responses in the viewer's brain. The viewer is offered the opportunity to engage sensually, as well as having to confront their principles regarding mass media's portrayals of women.
2019 Single-channel digital video (05:00, color, sound)