Screen Kiss

Me and Billy Bob, a recent DVD and web project, takes as its subject a ‘crush’ I have on actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton.
Unfortunately, Billy Bob has not responded, and I am ready to make him jealous.
Screen Kiss features several popular actors including Daniel Day Lewis, Billy Crudup, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, and one actress, Billy Bob’s former wife Angelina Jolie. In each case I insert myself into existing film scenes as stand-in for the actresses or actor kissing these stars. I make eye contact with the camera, which functions as voyeur and Billy Bob’s, presumably jealous, eye.

with support from Soil Media Suite at Neutral Ground Gallery, and The Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Commissioning Program

click to read critical writing by Jack Anderson

1 minute excerpt from video.

Password-protected full video.


TRANSMEDIA :29:59: an ongoing programme of media art displayed on the pedestrian level video billboard at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Beginning Aug 1, 2006, one minute video works (2 artists per month) will be broadcast 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes.