In HAY ROLL, two prone women lying together across an amorphous surface shift slowly away from one another on a video screen nestled within the center of a haystack. The woman face in opposite directions and move without touching despite their intimate position, and their alienation conflicts with the nurturing imagery of the nest in which they are situated. The miniaturized figures of the women are seen from above, placing the viewer in the uncomfortable position of simultaneous detachment and voyeurism. Problems of vision and obstructed vision merge with those of intimacy, trust and longing. HAY ROLL is part of a series, still in progress, which explores communion and rapport between couples, both gay and straight. It seeks to override the politics of sexual orientation with the more fundamental questions of how to connect with other human beings on an intimate level.
HAY ROLL 2013