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Muybridge Project Artist Statement

I originally wanted to draw out the motions of changing clothes, but realized it would take too long and possibly not come out the way I hoped. Therefore, I went the video and performance route which I believe successfully shows the movement I wanted. I went with this idea because I felt that a lot goes into something as simple as changing clothes. We don’t really pay attention to it, but we move a lot when doing so. Surprisingly, doing this long enough gets you tired or feeling hot and I wanted viewers to get a sense of that frustration with my video. Many people can relate with trying on clothes and not being satisfied, so they keep changing, and changing in hopes that they finally find the right outfit. I tried to make this video interesting and fun. The music I chose was to emphasize playfulness in addition to some humor. A small story is presented without words, implying that the character (me) is trying to find a certain style of outfit, but the viewers aren’t sure of what until the very end. Speeding up the video was not only to keep it short, but to also focus, again, on how much goes into changing. Changing clothes is something all humans do and that was enough reason for me to make it my subject for a Muybridge inspired project.