4min 40sec | DV | 2011
A search for fulfillment through the collecting of metaphysical experiences leads viewers into a desensitized world where an isolated individual finds solace in his peculiar obsessions, private possessions and favorite television programs. In the video short, “Song for the Collectors”, images of tragic environmental disasters and sensational web videos blend with bits of iconic pop imagery to tell the story of a collector who has lost touch with reality in his pursuit of collectible memorabilia. Volcanic eruptions and devastating hurricanes become destinations for his obsession as the thrill of collecting triumphs over the tragedy at hand.
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, performed and edited by t.becker | backing vocals - E. Becker | 2011 | public domain footage - prelinger archives