THE GIST OF I

TheGistOfI

“What is the formula?”

“For what?”

“Making a relationship work for so long.”

Eight years into our relationship, the question was posed to us in our New York City loft. It percolated for another ten years until we decided to explore it as a visual art project.

We chose couples in long-term relationships and filmed each person separately. They picked a favorite spot and candidly spoke.

We were reminded that human beings are fundamentally alike and inherently unique.

This project doesn’t show the relationship formula, but reveals it by exploring the gist of “I”, and allowing the viewer to solve the “we.”