This is a simple video.
Few ideas inspire as much sadness and discomfort as isolation and defeat.
No image is ever as interesting and compelling as a person's face.
The idea is to project your response to the poem onto the person's face in the video.
Sound is taken from the film Mister Lonely by Harmony Korine and is the voice of legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog reading a poem.
Vision is a friend who kindly volunteered.
“We here, in the broken nation, are tired and bruised. We’ve been left here alone with nothing. We’ve been abandoned. We’re like vomit in the street outside of a seedy bar. We’ve been relegated to the bottom of the barrel, and all our senses of understanding and love seem gone forever.”
– Werner Herzog (in Mister Lonely 2007, directed by Harmony Korine and written by Harmony and his brother)
“I was really miserable with where I was. I began to lose sight of things and people started to become more distant. I was burnt out, movies were what I always loved in life and I started to not care. I went deeper and deeper into a dark place and to be honest movies were the last thing I was thinking about – I didn’t know if I was going to be alive.”
- Harmony Korine (Screen International Magazine – February 2 2007)