This video includes a visual representation of Keerthana’s write up.
Here I’ve come to live a lie
To forget where I lay
And the reasons for I cry
Here I’ve come, away from the concrete array
Amongst the city that never sleeps, I see
The resilience of nature evidently
Of bustle and hustle, a sea
But it is this that I seek so ardently
With music touching my face
And a wind chill warming my cheek
As I walk, I race
The leaves across a creek.
For then , I forget
All that I regret
Of everyone I lost
And everything it cost
I walk back with a smile
That I turned this wheel
It’ll get me going for a while
And this is how I feel
West 4th St. Station, waiting on the train. Here are my observations:
I am standing next to one of the wooden benches, waiting for the A train to go home. I live uptown. There are two dudes sitting on the benches. One is Black with long dreads and the other appears to be hispanic. Around me are people waiting on their trains. Some are talking with another and others are sucked into their phones. There is only one person who is reading a book.
The E train just arrived and many are getting on it. The A train just arrived a seconds later.
I created a video using 360 video of me painting in my studio. It’s really my bedroom but it also operates as my studio. One way I thought about creating presence is seemingly giving the viewer a body. I did this by attaching the Ricoh theta to my face. Since the video is 360, I covered one of the cameras (using a soft clothe, careful not to scratch the lens). This limited the viewer to have a view of 180 degrees. Also, by covering one of the cameras lenses it seems as if the viewer is wearing a hoodie or jacket. noticing this I put on a jacket in hopes to make this experience more immersive and realistic.