beginnings of endings (2012) (2012)

macro video, close-up recordings around the house


In beginnings of endings (2012), sound and image are used together to construct a materiality for tiny worlds. I wanted to evoke vulnerability and empathy by enveloping the audience in a heightened, tactile and imaginary version of what the world at this scale might sound like, feel like. The macro lens tends to draw us into an investigation of the material qualities of what is pictured; the sound in beginnings further explores and describes a potential materiality of the captured landscapes, objects and creatures.

By incorporating the subtly human element of “performed” sound (recorded while manipulating household objects), pairing images with sounds that are simultaneously appropriate and slightly disconcerting, and using a highly saturated sound palette, the sound brings a physicality and weight to the threats inherent to life on a small scale.