Sprinkled with animation, a unique original soundtrack, and a heavy dose of comedy, this documentary hybrid experiments with new ways of addressing current economic frustrations. Bruker uses a variety of visual techniques to craft a narrative around her desire to create a piece of art with her “love letters” or junk mail. Recorded Skype conversations with friends and family focus on the art project at hand and the newfound love, but also unfold a deeper idea, based in reality: the lamentation of communication today, where conversations are mostly in cyberspace and rarely face to face. The weaving of these dual layers results in a unique design of playful performance, comedy of the absurd, and a thinly veiled pessimism regarding the corporatization of modern life.
While the visual texture is varied and changing, Chase is tightly bound by the director’s voice and presence. Guiding us through her own true story of past romances and new banks, Bruker explores the isolating effects of life lived online, without physical interaction. In this personal and clever exploration of modern life, Bruker creates a political language that is less a war cry than a love ballad, to which all can sing along.