correspondence to a loved one - (8mm short film)

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this video is the introductory installment of a video series I am hoping to work on this year, where I collaborate with someone who inspires me to create a visual piece that serves to encapsulate in time some aspect of their current worldview/perspective. whether it’s a meditation on a subject, a story, spoken word piece, a snippet of a conversation, or just general ramblings - I’m interested in creating an experience that gives a glimpse into the mind / perspective of someone who you might not have heard from. it’s not meant to preach or tell you what to do - it’s simply a placeholder for a thought. A sliver of a worldview presented for your consideration.

As I was thinking about this - I knew that part of what made this feel special is that it would be a time capsule - something that, through time - one could find varying meaning/interpretation in what is being conveyed. in the same way - the people who are featured in this , will also in have a small piece of their current stage of thought crystallized in this time&context - knowing with great great certainty, that they might look back on the words or thoughts they shared - and feel completely differently because of experiences that shaped a more developed perspective.

I also knew that it didn’t really feel right asking others to share thoughts in this way without some sort of example set. a pilot episode. so i set to writing something specific for this idea, bought a mic, and sat in my bedroom to make this ambient piece while repeating this poem to myself over and over again into my sp404. it’s one of the only times I’ve ever recorded my voice and incorporated my writing in this way into something I’ve shared publicly - but we’re trying new things this year it seems.

anyway, big thank you to soen, @hipcatscience, and all the poets of all mediums who fight to live as freely as they can despite the constraints of expectation.

Andrew Kodama

Source: correspondence to a loved one