excerpt - 2min 27sec of 7min | DV | 2015 | audio
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker, 2015
History: Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin Experimental Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema v11.4, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Cyclop Video Poetry Festival, Visible Verse 2015 Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, SFCinematheque @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Echo Park Film Center, Shapeshifters Cinema, Exploded View Cinema, The Carrboro Film Festival,
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 - collected from the Prelinger Archives.
A huge THANK YOU!!! to all my students for their enthusiastic participation.