‘Kitchen Conversations’ is a 13-minute dialogue, in which a woman asks a man what does love feel like. The visual material consists of two parallel scenes with shared soundtrack. In the time-space of the story, the left-hand image represents the current moment, the present. The embrace scene on the right, shot through the mirror, indicates a hypothetical progression – what might happen. Its mood is conditional. In speech acts, the conditional form is used to express hopes and daydreams. It is the tense of happy endings. In ‘Kitchen Conversations’ the parallelism of the two screens is an attempt “to speak in the conditional” with the language of the moving image.
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