Do the Camrys follow you too?
Utilizing expired disposable camera footage and deep fried flash photos, each of a different Camry captured over the course of only a week, I attempt to foretell the impending event of complete Camry saturation. With the advent of rideshare services and their town car leasing programs, the streets of New York have been flooded with Camrys, to the point of near-omnipotence. Under the philosophical system of panpsychism, any system with sufficient complexity can be conscious. Could the nodes of identical Camrys flooding the city streets, piloted by human drivers piloted by corporate algorithms, serve as nodes in a kind of Camry hive mind? The Camrys are a benevolent entity, but you may defy them at your own risk.
I wrestle with being perhaps the only observer to this phenomenon, one that goes unnoticed by virtue of the Camrys' discreet and unassuming nature. The sequences of Camrys become omens and signs, black for yes, silver for maybe, white for no.
If you ever see three white Camrys in a row, you better watch out.
This short film was screened as part of the exhibition 'Business as Usual' curated by Claire Kleinman and Alisa Petrosova.