“documentary” art project with photography, video, music, 2018
Felix Obelix: concept, audio, music, video
Collaborator: Carol Bales (concept, photography)
Premiered at the CO-LABOR-ATORY show at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill, NC, USA in July 2018, with accompanying installation on friendship
In this almost-documentary art project, Carol Bales and I examined notions of friendship. In terms of process, we: 1) interviewed our friends and each other; 2) organized a professional portrait session at a J.C. Penney; 3) held a party in which portraits were taken and games were played; and 4) conducted post-party surveys. We then edited the interviews, analyzed the survey results, and produced the video. At the CO-LABOR-ATORY showing, we produced an accompanying installation with looped versions of the aggregated interviews and an interactive element, where audience members wrote their experiences with friendship and pinned them on a collective board.