MATCHPOINT by Şirin Şimşek

MATCHPOINT by Şirin Şimşek

Tinder is a mobile dating App that enables you to swiftly contact other persons in your immediate vicinity. The user profile consists solely of photos as well as the user’s name and age.

MATCHPOINT (2015) shows the artist using the dating App. In a single tracking shot we see her clicking her way through profiles. Watching her through the eye of the camera we become voyeurs of her approach to the dating App. Through the gesture of next-clicking the interface highlights the accessible but always only superficial contacts offered. The video was shot in the Palestinian autonomous territory of Ramallah. The persons shown are, however, primarily Jewish in origin and come from near-by Jerusalem. MATCHPOINT shows the absurdity of the unlimited mobile possibilities offered while simultaneous the space in which people lead their lives is restricted by walls.

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HD Video / 07:05 min / 2015

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