in case you're wondering what this kind of video exchange can be like, here's a small sample. in the first part, i talk some (ok, whinge) about all the stuff i have to do and how i can't bring myself to do any of it. in the next part, my partner responds directly to a lot of what i said and gives me some frank advice.
i cut out a lot of the more personal sections of the video, but i think everything i left is pretty exemplary of this project's mission. we get a space to have a conversation around some uncomfortable and boring (especially my part) issues in our lives, issues that otherwise might not gotten expressed at all. i think i'm definitely healthier for having gotten that chance.
short and sweet, this excerpt from my last video captures a bit of what this project is to me. thanks for listening. thanks for letting me say what i want to say. thanks for not judging me. thanks for being there. thanks for listening.
hey everyone, i decided to share this video with you all because 1) i trust you and 2) i think it helps explain how i want to the project to work for me. i'm sick of my instinct to evaluate myself; i just want to be.
this is one of a series of videos in which two brothers exchange videos every day for a year, in place of any other kind of communication. it's similar to this project in that it uses video as a medium for personal conversation, but dissimilar in that all of the results are posted publicly. you can tell from the videos that they are, by and large, trying to entertain. i wonder how different the conversation might have been if it were private!