Zach Whitworth

i just need to forget about it

2017
2 minutes, 10 seconds

A scene almost frozen in time, surrounded by the voices and rumblings of the world in motion outside the frame. The text brings a focus on leaving the past behind––negative experiences, trauma, and harmful memories––in hopes of finding some kind of solace. As simple a statement as it is, its origination as a text message to a former romantic partner gives it a substantial personal weight, suggesting previous distress cannot easily be erased from one’s history. Sanctuary is sought in nature, in stillness, but the desire to restart with a clean slate isn’t necessarily quenched. Though we try to escape, people and memories will continue to exist––even the bad ones.

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