The Friend You Wish You Had
Short Movie, Video Installation, Single Channel Stereo Audio, 2K 16:9
Installation: Single Channel Video With Seven Channel Audio
«The Friend You Wish You Had» is dedicated to the relationship between humans and robots. In order for people to treat their robots as animate beings and to build a deeper emotional, respectful bond with them, animistic beliefs and practices are implemented into the development and interaction with robotics. This video work shows how such interaction can have a cultural and ethical impact. It explores the life of a lonely woman who forms an intimate affection for her Roomba and sees more in it than a robotic machine.