I’m already falling apart and I haven’t even started

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I’m already falling apart and I haven’t even started
Creator Laura Macchini,
Year 2012
Bio


“I’m already falling apart and I haven’t even started the video yet” revolves around confessional youtube videos. The videos I use deal with topics such as sexual abuse, sex change operations, cancer, drug related problems, alcoholism, eating disorders, loss of a loved one, etc. The project itself consists of a mashup of videos: a series of playlists, streaming from youtube, that will be influenced by the audience's behaviour. Different playlists refer to the nature of the information given by the protagonists of the videos: there is an 'introduction' level, in which people greet their audience and, for instance, state their name. Other levels refer to the kind of 'intimacy' that would be required to discuss a certain subject in a generic relationship. The goal of my installation is to explore the patterns of confession in videoblogs, to create multiple environments for the visitor to experience those videos in different ways.