2min 35sec | DV | 2010
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, performed and edited by Tommy Becker | 2010 | text compiled from a variety of gift cards at the local grocery
“We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them.”
- T.S. Eliot
This short video poem is dedicated to the fleeting relationships which so often percolate through contemporary life. Song for Hellos and Goodbyes leads viewers through the birth and death of a romantic relationship using the cliché lines of purchased gift cards. Within the script, a second voice emerges to reveal a more authentic picture as the relationship blossoms, sours and disappears.