People Who Called
People Who Called (2020) This video is the second promo in a string of promotional content for the devised audio drama The Reason You Left Me... And the People Who Called While You Were Gone. This video focuses on the grotesque aspects of love and how we forget about peoples worst tendancies when they are absent. Directed and Edited by Drewe Goldstein Audio Design and Composition by Isaac Baron Staring Amita Rao and Mitchell Ashe
An interview with Nicole Jones of Art 180 about the racial injustices present in Richmond, Virginia, the meaning of a Commonwealth, and the whitewashing of the River City. An exploration of how our leaders are quick to bury the demons of our past and hide the history of the heart of the Confederacy. Created with Calie Bain, Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, and Nicole Jones Music by Dillon Douglasson and Richie Follin
This piece is about the constant need for connection and consumption. It grew from an extreme sensation of isolation I have been feeling (and I’m sure many others have as well). I, in this video, represent the human need for connection, all I have are two sensual non human materials to consume - music and a peach. The music is opera which is lush and romantic, this specifically is from Carmen an opera once perceived as staring a tragic heroine but now is seen as an icon. My second item is a peach, a modern representation of sex and reproduction. As I consume, I notice I am also being consumed by the camera (the watcher). All this to say that in our isolated times what we need more than anything is real connection, less consumption of faux connection.