Compromise invites the viewer to channel-surf through a world of obsession, narcissism, and incest. Structured through stream of consciousness connections, the different sections reveal a confusion between self and other, where the other is pop icon, lover, or twin.
Compromise comprises Episode 1 of the video art trilogy, This is More Than Love I Feel Inside, in which Jillian Peña traces a queer relationship from inception to demise. Focusing on the interior and imaginary worlds of the partners, we glimpse the ultimate impossibility of true communication or connection between the girls. The work's characters are all played by Jillian, creating a juggle between the autoerotic and homoerotic, the self-reflexive and the self-obsessed.