1488 Frames You May Not See
I took footage of myself exiting the shower and changing into clothes in my room. Although this should be a normal boring chunk of my day, the surveillance aesthetic of the video and the fact that I am naked have the potential to create something really eerie. However, I went through every single frame of the video and scribble censored my erogenous zones so as the editor and controller of the material, I am the only one who gets to see the uncensored image.
Three Times, Nine Positions, Eight Minutes
Audio taken from “The L Word”
This video depicts small somewhat abstract sections of my body moving in a repetitive and clearly somewhat strenuous motion. It is meant to be suggestive as far as what is causing me to move that way. What pushes it very far past suggestive is the audio from sex scenes in “The L Word”. In actuality, I was doing an “8 Minute Abs” video, but the abstraction and audio pushes the viewer in a different direction. When thinking about this piece I was considering how obsession casts simple meaningless things like doing some sit-ups into a different light. In the eye of the obsessed the repetitive motion, heavy breathing, and sounds of straining could change the mundane into the sensual.
Full Night Sleep (8.5hrs) Highlight Reel
For one full night of sleep I set up my computer to film me. I then went back and picked out every segment with some ‘action’. Anything that might peak the interest of someone actually watching me sleep I extracted and compiled. The video shows the “fun parts” of what someone watching me sleep would have seen.