two clicks

Two Clicks is a found footage video work, tracing the gesture of clicking across various media and cultural
associations. The “click” functions firstly, as an onomatopoeic word, being applied to various events and situates  that involve the click sound. Using the form of a click – a touch that transforms its object into another surface,  the video work that unfolds in layers of clicks.

The video ends on a clip from the 1962 film, “The Longest Day” where an American soldier is fooled by the sound of a locking gun. The film tells the American narrative of the second World War, in particular, paratroopers who were issued clickers to differentiate allies from enemies. Viewed today, on the surface of the interface, the click  carries this poetic and immediate symbol of the military histories of many common-place technologies.