This is a 3 minute excerpt from my 2011 video, Epistolary Fusillades. The original is 18 minutes.

Shattered mind, shattered images, shattered culture. Fragmented messages bombard us from all directions, like a barrage of letters from every corner of the globe. Should the artist "hold the mirror ball" up to nature, and mesmerize the populace with fractured distractions? Is our decentralized culture doomed to incoherence? Or can the artist build new meanings through the technique of collage?

Like many of my videos, this is based on a completely improvised performance by the two actors, in this case myself and Ian W. Hill. After videotaping the improvisation, I created the music and then the additional images, as a way of investigating the content which appeared spontaneously in the improvisation.

Visit my website for an extended discussion of my approach to improvisation technique, and for information about all of my videos.

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