What would it look like if humans flirted and mated like animals do? ‘Act of Love – Animal Courtships Performed by Humans’ is a funny and romantic ad for condoms in the form of a dance video, which interprets courting rituals from the animal kingdom into beautifully performed dances.
A young couple, both in yellow shirts, is sitting on a bench, on the riverside of a busy city. They are touching amorously, cheek to cheek, nose to nose, neck to neck, indifferent to the surprised looks of passers-by. A man and a woman dressed in black and white meet on the street – the man approaching with widespread steps as she moves her shoulders and hips seductively. A man, all in white, circles around a woman, catching her attention – they carry on moving elegantly around each other. Another couple rhythmically steps sideways on a staircase, locking eyes, stepping in the way of people who are climbing down the stairs. Under a bridge, a couple dressed in brown hues engages in a fluid, tango-like duet. A small group of people appears on the sidewalk, all dressed in pink, marching together at the same hasty pace, sharply turning their heads left, right, up, down. On the way they are joined by more people in pink, and form a larger flock. They make no eye contact, and there is a funny synchronicity in the way they move and pause together, lifting one leg off the ground.