‘I’ve been desperate for you to come here and just walk in the room. Instead of being away behind a forcefield is what it feels like. Or me just to be able to see your actual real face. With my actual eyes.’
Video calls can feel so void of life. But in this landscape of distance and isolation, they also feel vital. Them’s The Rules is a painful exploration of things that have been lost, which pushes to the edges of the new truth that, often, the only way to see a loved one is on a screen.