Taking her curated screening Sincerely, Warmly as a jumping-off point, this text poetically stitches together Daniella Sanader’s archival research notes, citations, and present-day reflections in an experimental format that explores the parallels between watching video art and writing letters: two forms of reaching out to someone who could potentially never respond to you.
Taking the form of epistolary texts, postcards from somewhere, mis-remembered narratives, and eavesdropping tactics, the works in Sincerely, Warmly explored the intimacies and distances of trying to communicate. At times sweet, mournful, introspective, silly, and voyeuristic, these works released some questions into the ether, questions that ultimately went unanswered: How are you? Where have you been? Can you hear me? Do you miss me?
Artists in the screening included Serena Lee, Colin Campbell, Maha Maamoun, Gunilla Josephson, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Sharlene Bamboat, and Jorge Lozano.
Image from The End of Type (writers), by Jorge Lozano (2016).