Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
In 2008 I created journals from video I shot while traveling during my sabbatical. Each of the journals represents a different kind of experience. I suppose I was originally trying to document my reaction to each city. These video pieces are excerpts of the longer journals.
This project is a development of an earlier idea about images and memory called “History Irony”. In this case it takes the form of a more straightforward story rather than separate metaphoric elements. There are five scenes in this film, which will run approximately twenty minutes in total length.
The video will combine elements of film, drawing, and digital video and multi-track sound. The drawings are my primary record of the experience and form a starting point for the video and film images. The story board drawings will generate the primary images and the sequencing of the images will create the narrative. With the drawings and film I want to build a vocabulary of images and objects from which I can construct meaning over time.
I just returned from Cleveland where I located the grave of my grandfather Ethan A. Berry, his father and mother all in the same plot. This was somewhat of a surprise since I was not sure where his parents had been buried.
Next week I will be going to Cleveland to visit my grandfathers grave and do research on the location of the grave of Emma Berry his wife. I am travelling with Adam Kology and Eben Kling who will be making a video about the journey. I’m calling the project “Haley and Emma”.
- This site is under construction. It is dedicated to Ethan Berry’s ongoing projects. There are links here to documentation, exhibits and presentations of my work. There are links to works in progress and project proposal for which I would appreciate comment.