This is Not a Personal Poem
Poem: Alex Dimitrov
Sounds+Images: Google, Viewers like You
I don’t know if this is technically a ~collaboration~, but I asked Alex Dimitrov for permission to use this poem from his first book, Begging for It, in a video. I typed each line of the poem into Google image search and chose the result that I felt most strongly corresponded to the line, not necessarily in subject matter, but in emotional quality or in possible connotations. I took a similar approach to the soundtrack, using user-uploaded field recordings, Youtube video audio samples, etc., to pull image and sound together. In that way I wanted to create the most personally impersonal adaptation of this poem, a piece that could not exist without the anonymous You of the Internet.