Flower Bud

I made this video for Allie Hankins' dance event using a Perfume Genius song. I made it in response to being diagnosed with MS. I was thinking about vulnerability and resilience. This is when I was just starting to feel more connected to my body and regaining some of my weight and muscle from before I got sick. It's a record of my body's health and an acknowledgment of how ephemeral health can be. One night when I was editing, my computer malfunctioned and played the whole video and song to me backwards. Felt like I was in a dream. I welcome these kinds of accidents. After that I learned how to reverse the audio and video. I've listened to the original version of the song so many times. Love this reverse side and the idea that a song has one. Ideally this would be played on loop, on a video screen set in an old gilded gold frame. Roughly 8" x 14"

Flower Bud
Flower Bud

I made this video for Allie Hankins' dance event using a Perfume Genius song. I made it in response to being diagnosed with MS. I was thinking about vulnerability and resilience. This is when I was just starting to feel more connected to my body and regaining some of my weight and muscle from before I got sick. It's a record of my body's health and an acknowledgment of how ephemeral health can be. One night when I was editing, my computer malfunctioned and played the whole video and song to me backwards. Felt like I was in a dream. I welcome these kinds of accidents. After that I learned how to reverse the audio and video. I've listened to the original version of the song so many times. Love this reverse side and the idea that a song has one. Ideally this would be played on loop, on a video screen set in an old gilded gold frame. Roughly 8" x 14"

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