I was approached by Thomas Traum of in 2019, to collaborate on this digital short.

@July 9, 2021 Empire of Traum — Ciara Press Release

Directed by Thomas Traum

The video is a one-shot performance of a robot performing choreography by Adam Murray and performed by Lisa Spencer, with an exclusively produced track by L-VIS 1990.

In my video we see a robot-like "being", trying to become human, trying to perform human-like dance moves.

The overall mood is one of power and aggressiveness with bits of beauty and softer expressions. Rooted in frustration combined with sadness, emptiness. The inevitable realization that "she" isn't human but fake, digital, ultimately with no possibility of escape.