This is a semi-documentary, semi-fictional experimental piece made for a class.
Featuring my friend, Tina Abraham.
This piece came to birth through an evolution of process. The idea was sparked from the mute character in the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I started off by meeting up a friend and not speaking the entire time, and only writing out on a notepad what I had to say. She’d speak back to me, and I sound-recorded that whole process. I played around with the material I gathered from that experimentation until I arrived at a reversed situation in which my friend, who is still “talking” in the video, is mute and I, the one that was mute, is now speaking the things I wrote down.
I’m thinking about who has the power in a conversation, how much can you say by not speaking, and how much an observer can fill in the gaps to make sense of a conversation with many holes.