Here, I am exploring the concept of being in the ‘in between’. In this case, the experience of being lost is addressed as the ‘in between’.
Being lost is when you experience being somewhere you have never been before (psychically or mentally) , you have no memories of this place, spacial understanding or awareness and instantly after the realisation of being somewhere completely unrecognisable or unfamiliar, we instinctively begin to try working out where we are. Looking at the idea of being lost in this way paints it as a kind of void when you consider the empty feeling at the specific moment in time when realising you are lost.
I got a friend to drive me blindfolded somewhere I’d never been before so that i could experience it myself. I documented the whole performance/experience through voice recording, automatic writing, video and collection objects from the surrounds of this in between moment.
Reflection: If I were to ‘get lost’ as another experiment/performance then I don’t think I’d include myself within the documentation video, it seems more surreal without the inclusion of myself there, plus it forces you to focus on the voice and sound over the video which I think would improve the outcome.
A short film I made about an arts event in Helston held on the 29th October called Samhain. Here they showed some original art films from the 70s, musical and art performances, all of the evening was amazing, it was held in an old school house still decaying and unchanged, currently being turned into art studios. The small organisation that hosted the event are called CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust), here is a link to their website: http://c-a-s-t.org.uk/
The entire evening was surreal and strange, psychedelic music and lights, foliage hanging from the ceiling, people dressed up doing strange things. All performances were extremely intriguing to me, I’d never been to something like this before with pagan vibes and REAL ART PERFORMANCES! Extremely inspiring and has encouraged me to want to do art performance myself.
As a result of my first video about the spaces in between, some feedback I got was that it seemed psychedelic and surreal, there for during a study trip to London I decided to make an experimental video throughout the trip then see how I could edit it afterwards:
Reflection: possibly shorter cuts to see whether I could build more tension or interest for the viewer, I tried to create a hypnotic kind of motion about it to lure the viewer into a sort of trance, working out what the images were and whether there was a narrative or not. It does appear bizarre and it was a good opportunity to improve my video skills and explore editing.