To feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do).
The photofilm project, Regret, came about through conversations with older people, when I realised that regret was something that became more significant with age. The word appeared more readily in the dialogue as something quite profound, a deep personal emotion that grew quietly, sadly, as time passed and reflection on one's life grew.
The use of polymorphic dialogue carries the listener/viewer from one strand of dialogue to the next, preventing focus on any one strand, like eavesdropping on thoughts. The aim was to build up knowledge, a portrait of the subject, through snapshots of sound, while retaining the subject's anonymity. This was also emphasised through the images, still photographs that reveal only close-up details of the subject.
Here, Regret 'G' and Regret 'C' can viewed separately. In exhibition, the subjects are physicalised by playing the videos simultaneously via TVs placed on stands on opposite sides of the room, thus spatialising the viewer as they move from one to the other, collecting and building up these portraits of Regret.
This is a project I would like to return to at some point to build up a body of portraits on the same theme