This short film serves as an intimate portrait of the tradition of bingo through the careful use of non-linear fragmentation. The film also questions what it means to recreate a narrative. The problem with visual imagery image today is its valid currency as truth. The events we record and present are not as they happen. In no way can I, or anyone, claim this work as truth or how it the moments truly panned out. This confusion of reality is where the concept of time based media is fueled. Confusion of the non-linear state can give a film multiple entry points. Between this understanding of entry points as a tool of juxtaposition and a sort of tradition these people found themselves in, I was able to reconstruct four different nights into the parameters of one evening. In a sense, confusing reality back together again.
I had to deconstruct traditional portraiture to truly reveal the heart of what I saw before me in the bingo hall. In a way, I had to dismantle my original intentions and allow the project take it's own shape. I do believe that non-linear fragmentation, with the use of rhythm and sound, unlocked the space where the projects true tones were hiding. I never intended to point a finger at this social gathering and claim condemnation on their behaviors. In the end I do feel the project leads the viewer to believe that maybe their behaviors are unhealthy or at least melancholy.
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