Tuesday, April 6, 2010

hunkering down!

finally settled on a uniting thread/subject/theme I can really fully get behind, and this makes me rather excited. The format remains the same - video sketches (ditching the word 'haiku', it was kind of tainting everything I did) with subtitles I can read poetry / play recorded poetry over.

I'm writing about facets of my personality that control my life, by portraying them as superhuman abilities. In each sketch I will have a different ability. okay so time out There will be no masks or capes or special effects of any kind in the videos; the videos will be based not on the poems themselves but on the facets of my personality each poem describes. Okay so a quick rundown of the abilities I'm starting to settle on:
  • my power is to freeze myself at will for extended durations of time; I use it to make as small an impact on the world as superhumanly possible
  • i am a weeping, sorry sack of shit existing in a quantum superposition across the fifth dimension. at every choice or fork in my timeline I diverge and physically take both paths. therefore I live in the company of innumerable doppelgangers, many of whom are living happier, more successful lives.
  • my power is to speak faster than the speed of sound; I gesture with passion, but am rarely understood
I'm trying to settle on a fourth, between characters I am currently calling Captain Exercise and No Dick Man.


  • shot/edited one sketch. quality be damned.
  • draft of poem for the same sketch. if I have a final copy done I buy myself a steak.
  • shot/edited another sketch. again, quality can and will bite it.
  • finalized poem from 4/14.
  • test recordings of finalized poem.
  • super rough drafts of two new poems.
4/28 - Midterm Critique
  • shot/edited another sketch.
  • polished my favorite of the previous sketches.
  • PRESENT: All three current sketches, subtitled, with poetry performed live.
  • polish all existing work.
  • depending on time outlook/necessity: shoot/edit another sketch, draft a poem.
  • everything is done
5/19 - Final Critique
  • PRESENT: Three/four polished sketches, subtitled, with poetry performed live.
  • get drunk
  • doubt everything I have already done, get ulcers
6/1 - Exhibition Opening
  • there had better be an open bar
  • i'm serious