Imagine you are in a room with a monitor playing a video that is so unobtrusive that you just ignore it. Every now and then, however, you feel like engaging with it. In a moment of leisure, you realize that there is no trite piece playing. You become attentive without being driven by a drama you cannot escape. It’s easy to turn your attention back to other things. The affair is uncomplicated, but not mindless.
Such videos are like furniture in the sense of Erik Satie’s Musique d’ameublement. The monitors are unobtrusive, like pieces of furniture that are just standing around. You live in a space with an ambient video. You meet another in a waiting room.