Mary Todd Lincoln or Why I Couldn't Finish the Video in Time | 2017
Mary Todd Lincoln is a two-channel video about the slow creep of hypochondria while researching the mysterious medical history of the former first lady. On the left channel, you see me playing myself, anxiously, in my studio. On the right you see me playing Mrs. Lincoln in a campy period set. The video starts with me trying to understand a piece of American history and ends with me over-empathizing with my research subject.