Zach Whitworth

As it falls apart

2017
2 minutes, 36 seconds

Originally conceived as a class project, this compilation of short video clips was captured over the course of several days from January 18 through January 23, 2017. The assignment involved daily activity, though the prompt was somewhat disregarded here; each shot was taken every time the project itself was remembered or thought of, building a series of self-portraits placed parallel to the passing of time. Beginning the night after the class in which the project was assigned, the video tracks activities, whereabouts, and emotions throughout the week, ending when the decision to leave school was made and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline had been called. The viewer is left to guess what events might have taken place outside the clips to cause the results seen in the self-portraits.

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