Hooked up a GoPro to my friend Aidan Feldman
music: pantha du prince - steiner im flug
In May, 2012 I received this letter from somebody who stumbled upon this video. I am sharing it here with his permission:
I have struggled with mental health issues my entire life. My first memories as a toddler, aside from fishing with my great-grandfather, were of banging my head on the floor and not being able to stop. The next ~42 years were a mix of depression, anxiety, and self-harming behavior. Recently, I was finally prescribed a medicine given to high-functioning autistics and a preliminary diagnosis to sit next to the bottle. I am now (thanks to the medicine) viewing a life around me that I am able to relate to and that translates into a language I comprehend. I am now engaging an existence I’d not known was there. It appears that I truly am autistic.
Part of autism is a feeling of not being in one’s body, of detachment from oneself. Two clicks into your company’s newsletter I was looking at a dance portrayal of something I have felt my whole life but have never had the words to convey.
I have been looping your “GoPro: Dance” with a playlist of two Gavin Greenaway songs for the past few days. I am not sure what you intended, but you succinctly danced what it feels like to be in my head. I will carry your dance with me for the rest of my life for when I need a reminder of where I originated. I want you to know that what you do has impact, far reaching. I want to thank you.
This video was also part of the 2011 MOVE dance festival
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