Medium: Audio Visual Composition
This project is an audio-visual composition using lo-fi music. It challenges how the media, music videos specifically, represent mental illnesses and aims to create a more truthful representation. With the collaboration of actor/participants I am creating short form experimental video that aims to represent anxiety through the use of variety of characters. The piece follows the generics of UK top charts music videos, whilst incorporating ethnographic and auto-ethnographic research and more factual information of mental illnesses through the stories lived by the characters. The actors used film themselves in the comfort of their own home. The actor/collaborators follow my storyboard and are encouraged to add or take away aspects which they feel would be a more accurate and embodied interpretation of a life lived with anxiety.