Difficult Salad
2018
HD Video, 17m

A panel of experts collectively design a roleplaying game themed on international marriage law and inadvertently hold a seance. Guided through a process of gamification, a priest, a migration lawyer and a legally registered international couple waver between immersed roleplayers and empirical architects.They devise a roleplaying scenario for themselves where an interrogation of romantic legitimacy overrides that
 of personhood. The complex and invisible body of international marriage is transmitted through the knowledge of the participants, and a 14th century spirit is invoked.

Commissioned by ACED

Credits

Participants
Eva Bezem
Shristie Budhia
James Hill
Tom Kemp
Cyril De Menouillard
Camera, Lighting and Audio
David Haack Monberg
Jason Harvey
Leslie Lawrence
Colour Grade
Mariæ Larsøn
Beta Testers
Gamze Baray
Alice Dos Reis
Lotte Hardeman
Alban Karsten
Anna Laederach
Mariana Lobão
Monica Mays
Eurico Sá Fernandes

Music composed by Percival Pembroke

filmed at WOW Amsterdam