“Video art is a term used to describe art that uses both the apparatus and processes of television and video.”
Throughout my time in UBC, I’ve filmed and produced several video art pieces both for classes and for my personal interest. I hope to share some of these works with you folks. 🙂
4) Day One: Audition Tape
2046 – Day One: In an effort to get people to look into each other’s eyes more, and also to appease the mutes, the government has decided to allot each person exactly 55 seconds of speaking time per day. Every person in the city is given a tracking device that records how long a person talks for every single day. Once installed, the device cannot be removed. Upon hitting the 55 second mark, the device will beep, serving as a reminder, in hopes of easing the citizens into this transition. One can stop the beeping sound by pressing a button on the device.
The advent of modern communicative technology has drawn hearts closer, enabling two people who are physically apart to share intimacy in a rather compelling manner. Phone conversations, text messages, Skype dates and finding comfort in that one voice message for the nth time — long-distance relationships thrive by exploiting the intangibility of human connectivity. “3902.64km” illustrates the intricacies of such a relationship, accentuating the fact that technology is merely the medium in which we begin to unravel the enigma of love, intimacy and shared memories.
By Skyler Wang
Senior Residence Advisor