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These are notes I collected throughout my semester in video art:
People’s feet angry and loving man and woman
Preparing to go out—going from makeup to crying? Seeking attention. Difference between being depressed and suicidal, AVOIDING ATTENTION and just attention seeking whiners.
My man-> dancing and developing bruises
*Camera in front and behind the head* diptych
I CAN GO LIKE THIS:
Freak physical skills. (Putting legs behind head, inverting eyelids, stomach wave, double jointed etc)
throwing paint at me in different significant locations.
Informing participants about how they are (not) beautiful
CARING TOO MUCH
about a plant until it dies.
Watering a cactus too much
Neglecting the other plants.
Taking clips of people singing the screaming solo part of songs:
Welcome to the jungle Guns and Roses
I’m So Sick Flyleaf
Elevated vs simple language
Simultaneous talking: saying it “nicely” and saying it too abruptly
Need to hear vs want to hear
Critique of Uggs.
Perceptions of dress
Indents and ghost marks: imprints!
Beer bottle on lips
Elbow on leg
Sitting in chair/bus
Slap on back/wrist/face/butt
Heels of shoes
Juxtapose: circus gags with actual pain. Celebrating pain and mourning true joy?
Skinship and writing on the body: stop motion
Holes in hearts, faces, stomachs, backs. Green screen
What you should say vs what you really feel, harsh vs overpolite
Walking people. Going for a long time nowhere. Moving but doing nothing.
(Wearing heels hard to walk in)
How people cry: holding it in, and after recovery. Where and how do they feel comfortable crying.
Vive l’amour Taiwan tsai Ming liang
I WANT TO MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO FOR POW POW POW
Instant reflex reactions:
Dropping ice down a shirt
HOW TO REPRESENT LOVE AS A DISEASE
What does a smile look like to a person who never has
Repeating a word in different situations to represent the overall attitude of that word, but also the repetition until it loses meaning.
Eating the same food until sick vs eating different foods that don’t taste good together.
Chocolate orange juice toothpaste
TRAIN OF THOUGHT
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Collectivism and only playing it safe. Stick to the working formula. No gambling.
TIME PASSAGE slows with pain speeds with fun
PERSONS: the individuals.
Individuals represented as a multitude. They exist within a people.
Now “persons” has lost it’s linguistic value and meaning and has been virtually replaced by “people” much like the individual is lost within the collective.
EVERYONE IS CONNECTED BY STRING!!!!
Some strings have been cut and re-tied a lot. Some strings are short. Some strings are long.
Start with needing to control all the strings. But the strings are actually controlling you.
When you give up trying to control everyone then you realize it’s just been controlling you.
When you cut the strings it doesn’t mean you can’t still be with the person. If you cut the control.
Strings = attachment, control
How are we connected then?
Why do we need to be connected?
What happens when we aren’t connected?
The individual is lost within the collective: so much string you can’t even see??
The collective mass people move as one body. The strings are the veins. One person wants to do something different. The body thinks that person will cause problems if the person escapes. The person plays it safe until suddenly escapes without the body even noticing.
Now the person struggles to survive on his/her own. Actions of success go unnoticed.
But some persons notice and want to escape. They join the first person. Soon the collective body notices all the persons escaping. The body riots and tries to stop the virus.
The persons that escape join into a new body with the first person at the head. The cycle restarts itself.
Doing something over and over and only showing different degrees of it
CHASING COLOR—want of change/how we experience change
Hipster: “I’m unpredictable” but predictably unpredictable. The ways people fight the collective but end up making their own collective.
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