Brilliant and beautiful, i.Mirror is available as a trilogy on YouTube, with each third thriving on a particular focus. It runs for a total of 30 minutes.
Emotions and longing and void and myth make it unravel like an oneiric odyssey devoid of destination.
Part 2 documents a chance encounter and the ensuing discussions.
Love, loneliness, life, libido, liberty, lines of text.
Behind the male avatar:
"a man in his 60s (as Cao's movie reveals), a member of the American far left in the 60s (which the movie doesn't mention.) He it was who Cao met in person on her trip to Northern California, bringing together two of the unlikelier people to form a friendship, but for the metaverse: an elderly Marxist living in the capitalist US, and a young woman from formerly Communist, now hyper-capitalist China."
Sweeping differences, stunning similarities, the vast fauna of a small section of
online humanity makes for an empathic show.
Then dancing and the moon. And all the music too.
"George Bush was a bona fide New York intellectual: a dabbler in esoteric religions... a journalist and an academic who was deeply conversant with the traditions of the Middle East."