excerpt - 2min 27sec of 7min | DV | 2015 | soundtrack
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker, 2015
It is AWEsome to be human and to be alive, but the evolution of human intelligence has also burdened our species with a self-awareness of life’s impermanence. The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard called these two uniquely human emotions, awe and dread. Through its symbolic meditation on mortality, this work attempts to find meaning between the fleeting flavors of bubblegum and cultural programming that entrenches us in our denial of death.
instructional poetry read by - Don Johnson / skeleton characters performed by - Billy Mark / backing vocals - Rosie Harald / public domain footage - Prelinger Archives.
A huge THANK YOU!!! to all my students for their enthusiastic participation.