While living through the global pandemic, I’d been trying to be more present and connected to the world around me. To notice more and be more appreciative of even the simplest things. That was one of the origins of this project, to reflect on things that often go unnoticed, or at least unacknowledged. Another was to keep myself challenged and engaged creatively when so much of the work I had planned for the year had been put on hold or canceled outright.
Each week over the year I created and posted a new film. Some used archival footage that never found its way into a project, others were shot and posted during the week prior. These films vary in length from a minute or so to several minutes. Some tell stories, others are purely experiential.
Now completed, all 52 films all posted here for you to screen - enjoy.
So much of this year-long journey has been rooted in fighting through and living with this global pandemic, so it seems only fitting that the final film should represent a turning point in our struggle with COVID-19. While our fight with the disease is far from over, our lives are starting to regain some sense of normalcy and film 52 is an example of that. To all of you who’ve been along for the ride, thanks for checking in each week, I’ll miss hearing from you.