1. Commit to the image for the duration of the video.
2. Do not allow the external world to move you away but do play with whatever memory/thought is evoked. Juggle them along with the light and the sound.
3. Remember all things.
This camera washed ashore on some unknown beach in northern NJ. Presumably it was lost by the boys sitting on the surfboards. The musical piece in dialogue, "Les Etoiles Secretes", was composed by Vincent Calliano, and it was performed--perhaps found, as well--by Andy Miller and Melisa Vargas in Bogota, Colombia. What remains is a readymade face that recalls Truffaut and his 400 blows. And it remembers a time when youth was allowed to roam the geometry of Eden, when labor was not a curse and naivete not as dangerous. Its courage was as invigorating as it was melancholic. And it understood the house of memory as a place where there was no authority. No one to temper the unrelenting sense of potential that dances like a drunk adolescent on the horizon.
Many thanks to the owners of the camera as well as to the performers at the CCMC in Bogota. Stay tuned for an upcoming project produced by Macondo Films on the contemporary music scene in Bogota which will start rolling in March 2012.