3min | DV | 2010 / 2018
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded & edited by Tommy Becker | text compiled from a variety of gift cards. Additional voice - Erin Becker. Performance - Billy Mark.
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.