"Embrace". 2:20 Min. Color. Sound. 2000.

Embrace is an abrupt tragicomic scenario of a crash and burn love affair. A sequence of embraces escalates to a mounting weariness, accompanied by the reiterated refrain from the beginning of the Carpenter’s Superstar, suggesting the ersatz emotionality and temporality of the first fleeting moments of passion. One line of lyrics and a hysteric plea to the viewer delivers just one side of the story, and the consequent void.

Performers: Steven Rattazzi, Alix Pearlstein
Camera: Amy Epstein, Alix Pearlstein
Editor, Director: Alix Pearlstein