Statements relating to the film:
A film about bodies.
Nate said it should be a film about the drawings.
Full spaces and empty spaces.
(no titles, no credits)
A performed return to film.
(From an invented absconding.)
Confusion of language.
The performance of space. As an artist.
Parameters on process: As tool to discover what I want the film to be. Trying to generate situations in which the film will happen. Generating space.
Time: The decision to give it a year. Invite people in to the project, and say “we have a year.”
The production is as much about the experience of art as the finished film.
The collective imagination.
Part of a constellation of practice. I want to create these objects that can be put together by an audience.
The text as a more individual experience versus the group film. Both in the production and final artefact.
Creating parameters that build a film without knowing too much about the content.
The gifs. As research.
The camera as actor.
Static handheld shots.
(more parameters, until the film is inevitable)
The involvement with the music.
“The commercial of your life.. Independence. Freedom. Free lunch and you can guess why. It’s up to you. Play it straight. A good hand. The life of commerce. Interstice. You know what that means? You can only guess.
(Borrowed critical frameworks #1)
"Within Kim's work, his collaborators have roles that shift between their lives and his production process, transferring identities and transforming existing relationships. Together, Kim and his collaborators narrate choreographed, fragmented encounters, transforming anecdotes, sounds, images and text into dream-like montages that explore the subjective nature of history" (from Sung Hwan Kim statement at Tate Tanks 2012) I read this text after filming the beginning of my film. It's what I'm aiming for. It's how I work.
The protagonist hero.