Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright. N.d. Photograph. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago. Google Images. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.
Yesterday I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Many pieces spoke to me, particularly the video Tomorrow everything will be alright by Akram Zaatari. The piece featured lovers communicating via text, a practice I and my generation are very akin to, it evoked a strong reaction for me because of the pre-context of my age and background. Visually the piece was a video of an exchange of typewritten words, almost as if they were text messages. I found myself at the edge of my seat, having unconsciously put myself in the lovers shoes, worrying about what was going to happen next for them. I wanted them to see each other, I wanted them to be in love again after minutes of watching this film! And it made me think, or rather expand on my idea that even though texting is frowned upon as apathetic and impersonal, a few letters or words really can have an incredible impact on a person's emotions.