Last Tuesday, I watched two hyped ABC sitcom premieres, Selfie and Manhattan Love Story. Both, as far as sitcoms go, are treading some fairly well-worn territory: Selfie is a My Fair Lady update for the digital age, so faithful that its two leads (Doctor Who's beloved Karen Gillan and Harold and Kumar's equally beloved John Cho) go by the names "Eliza Dooley" and "Henry Higgs."
For weeks, a flat panel screen in Minneapolis’ Third Place Gallery showed projections from Allison Bollah’s video project Tell Me About Your Mother. There is no speech, no music or sound, merely images of people responding to the phrase “tell me about your mother” and other personal questions. Every bite of the lip and glance sideways reveals each person’s intimate story.