2017, 3 minutes; Sound design by Stephen Farrell; Shot at Oak Street Beach, Chicago
Soft Plots portrays a conception of urban living that is both group-oriented and discontinuous. In many ways, we live big cities like we live small towns—except that our community is scattered across a dense network of other communities and other storied lives of which we only catch a glimpse. Soft Plots is a mental map of meaningful locations and (richly-inhabited) voids in between.
Soft Plots is part of The Humors, a four-part video collage series exploring urban dispositions.
Note on The Humors: Ancient Greek philosophers wrote of four temperaments (or ‘humors’) that color all of creation: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. Urbanity is part of this creation, and also embodies versions of these dispositions. The Humors suggests urban behaviors and relationships, those of people and of the built environment itself.