I wanted to update you on your interest in participating in the video project
As you may already know, I have created some short videos using the photographs in my stream and text and audio/sound derived from both original and other sources. Those films can be found here:
My goal for this project is to push the boundaries of what I can do with multimedia tools, explore collaboration and the weaving of narratives and different voices. I am hoping to go beyond the slideshow so there is room to experiment.
The project's working title is "A grammar of motives". The title comes from a book by Kenneth Burke that I started to read back in 1979 and have never finished although I own two copies and frequently flip through them.
I am currently planning 5 sections to mirror Burke's dramatic pentad:
More on Kenneth Burke here
With that brief introduction to the project, this is how you can contribute.
Record an audio/video diary entry/entries about the intersections of your life (real or imagined) and the work in my photostream. The entry can be in the form of poem/letter/lullaby/rant.
Record a voice mail message to me about something that has just happened. You can report. I am open to other possibilities - pass the phone around a dinner party, dial in from a church service, a bathroom stall or call from the beach - the settings are endless.
An informal, intimate and authentic voice is all you need to bring!
You can contribute as much as you'd like and it would be helpful to me for you to identify your self at the beginning or the end of your call/recording.
To record you can call a voice mail box
646-495-9204 x 52402
Upload a file as MP3/WAV/MP4
Click (add) File
You can email me via flickr mail with questions.
I appreciate your help and look forward to seeing what we get. I also anticipate the need to have some specific passages of text recorded and I may additionally each out to you for that.
I am hoping to complete the collection of material by mid April.