I created this video as a response to Gertrude Stein's "Composition as Explanation". In this assignment I wanted to mix video, music and words. I was thinking about poetry as energy - compelling, tonal, visual, evocative, immense but still rooted in everyday simplicity. I wrote, shot and layered it in such a way that each successive line and scene would feel like 'movement' and 'motion'- not necessarily linear, but capturing the essence of a day in someone's life. By doing this, I wanted to explore the paradox of existence: as being repetitive yet unique, individualized yet universal.
Gertrude Stein: "The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything. This makes the thing we are looking at very different and this makes what those who describe it make of it, it makes a composition, it confuses, it shows, it is, it looks, it likes it as it is, and this makes what is seen as it is seen.
...Beginning again and again is a natural thing even when there is a series. Beginning again and again and again explaining composition and time is a natural thing."