Last Christmas/EVE uses a combination of video, audio, and long exposure photography to illustrate the convoluted social infrastructure that is embedded within my family dynamic as we clash over the dinner table. Much visual information is veiled via a time-warping hybrid of still and motion photography, but the sound track amply conveys the company’s fraught interaction in variously antagonistic and grudgingly tolerant tones:
“I didn’t say it’s excellent, I said it’s good.”
“I said it’s excellent that you think it’s good.”
The family bickers over topics both global and quotidian, from the legacy of India’s colonial past to which cell phone company offers the best deal.