It was a bit startling to figure out that these videos are going to function as elements in a biography about myself. Some of them are poorly made, others are just based on unimaginative ideas. How can this in any way represent me?
Then I thought, this is a great way of producing an autobiography. We have produced individual work, spawned from our imaginations. Why did I choose to make a video of red lips eating red fruit for the “red things you like” assignment? And why did I film postcard from my family for the task “describe your family without showing anyone”?
Somehow these videos show how I think, who I am, what represents certain aspects of my mind. This gets my head spinning on how text can be used to either repress this, or enhance it.
According to the assignment, we need to have text to every video. It doesn’t say what the text has to be. It could be one word, or a paragraph. Should I use it to explain why I made the videos the way I did? Or should I add text that builds up under the meaning of the video?
Does my videos in some way constitute a whole? Are there connections between all of them? Is there on reoccurring theme that can be made obvious? DOES IT MATTER?
Obviously I need to do some thinking, and that fast, seeing that it is due in a couple of days… Don’t panic.