email@example.com, 2008, Single-channel video, 05:01
In firstname.lastname@example.org, the consumer market is “dating” and the expectations that we place on ourselves as well as the pressures our families place upon us. Finding love is an all out effort by everyone in my musical and humorous dance of failing to fulfill the social expectation of finding the "perfect" someone. The music is from the traditional kabuki play "Musume Dojoji" about unrequited love, where a young maiden goes to the temple Dojoji and falls in love with a priest (a prince in disguise) who refuses her adoration. As the colorful background alternates, the maiden evolves from innocence to mature rage (the devil). A young woman in the past would perhaps meet a potential mate at a temple like Dojoji, but now people meet on internet dating services like Match.com and eHarmony.