“The Integrity of the Image” was a project I started in the Winter of ’10 and the first version took me four months to complete. Since then I have reedited parts and will continue to do so.
“The Integrity of the Image” is not a summary; it is an open ended, ongoing questioning of how human experience is being projected within certain contexts. My goal was to create artful syntheses out of ideas that are typically kept separate. Therefore this video is a montage sequence composed of clips from any narrative film, viral video, documentary, political speech, television sitcom, or commercial, I found necessary to include.
After I complied all the clips I wanted to use, the video was about five days long. At this point I worked through negation, extracting anything that did not efficiently articulate the messages I wanted to convey or the questions I wanted the viewer to ask. By taking the clips out of their context and making them communicate with one another, I was trying to find common ground, as well as bring out discrepancies, between how people are making sense of their world.
I find that bringing these constructions together creates discord, irony, and humor. I believe that these devices are paramount in recognizing current inadequacies. I also believe that it is essential for the individual to understand the how these arguments (created by images, texts, and sounds) function, in order to steer away from the dehumanization and idolization present in all human created crises.
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