There is no meaning but the meaning we create.
I’m fascinated and often frustrated by the common miscommunication we, as a species, experience daily. Thinking I understand what someone says only to find out i am wrong. (Mis) interpretations occur regularly as we innocently conjure stories in our mind, convincing ourselves our thoughts are founded in reality.
scene & heard is a study of the frequent and distorted cognitive perceptions we experience in relationships. By merging landscapes of near-empty spaces with snippets of conversation overheard in Hollywood, CA, the spoken word loses its meaning. Individual images and text take on new life and new meaning when paired. Each viewer is influenced by their mood, life experience and perception, striking a singular narrative. These faint traces of human interaction trigger one's own memories whether they be from personal life experience, literature, pop-culture, film, social media or tv.
When I saw the project in its entirety (including text) for the first time, narrative came through without intentional direction. I read it as a dysfunctional love story. Hmmmm...what does that say about me?
scene & heard
2013 - 2017