This infinite regress video is using technology device to raise this awareness of how we rely on using technology. The video starts with circle nature and end with same circle nature image on the smart phone which aim to offer an experience of how people fall into this deep digital hole without any chance to climb out.
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Amy Iddings completed a Master’s of Social Work degree at Spalding University in 2016, and this project was part of her culminating project on the use of whole body/whole mind approaches in the treatment of trauma and addiction. In 2014 she collaborated with Glenn Hall on a project for her own healing, which she casually called “phototherapy.” The sense of recovery–the medicinal quality of the work–was so profound she began an inquiry into using self-guided creative portrait photography with others, beginning with those dealing with addictions.
Though I argue we are all addicted to something, in the case of drugs, the lens our culture uses to see these individuals seems harshest and least forgiving. It may be why I am starting here. I believe people deserve to be presented in a way that leaves their humanity intact.
The idea is that this sort of art is not just therapy; it is also a tool of resistance. The concept of the project is to have a visual conversation that is courageous, affirming, and challenging to the standard narrative on addiction and those who live it. It is built around the desire for participants to become agents of their own identity–both public (within their local communities) and private (through the conscious creation of a creative visual experience with a tangible outcome). This project is fed by the idea that each of us is more than the worst things that have ever happened to us, including the worst things we have ever done.
I want to show images of people living with addiction that are beautiful: not intentionally glamorous or heroic, but beautiful in terms of authenticity. I want to show humans seeking their medicine by doing what brings them back to themselves. It’s important to be able to hold a space that is respectful and careful, where they can share a piece of their story they might not have a chance to tell any other way. I see it as a small anthology of pain, healing, identity and perception.
Our main protagonist Cassie Fields, wakes up one morning to find that she’s scared and confused. Things happen from that point on in the film that make Cassie realizes that the life she always known is a lie. To make matters worse, the stranger in the dark is now her waking nightmare. Her only hope is to solve the mystery while finding herself at the mercy of the killer’s new solitary world.”
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Jr Michael was born on June 27, 1981. He grew up out in Queens, he attend a high school out in Jackson heights NY and he then transferred to Wagner high school and finish out his school year at Wagner. He then went away to college in the state of Kansas and was studying to become Network administration IT. At the same time he was perusing his dream as a basketball player and then came close, he got scouted for Butler University but could go cause certain elements that prevented him from attending there, after that he moved back from Kansas to New York to continue his studies at New York Institute of Technology to pursue his second dream and that was to become an actor he started this journey by accident when his girlfriends father told him that he should try out for acting cause the camera love’s him so then he did. So then he appeared in Law an Order, Syriana, Minority, Sopranos, I am Legend, Fighting, Stick’em up kids and the independent movie that got picked up in 2008 and premiered at the New York International Film and Video Festival and got nominated for best short of the year which was called Vengeance is Mine was a hit, and then now the highly anticipated movie called Touch 2009. From there he has also done his highly anticipated short film Stranger in the Dark and is starting his web series called a New York Story. Jr Michael continues to make strides as an actor/director and hopes to continue his career.
A photographic interpretation of London’s urban space with monochrome video and 32mm colour stills. A filmmaker’s journey observing the facets of the city and gradually its subversion; a place built upon layers of people, architecture and encroaching nature. Originally commissioned by Filthy Lucre and made in part in cooperation with NLA – New London Architecture.
Director, Co-Producer, Camera & Editor: Paul Vernon
Co-Producer: Joe Bates
Original Music: David Hevitt
Commissioned by Filthy Lucre
In darkness there is light.
Film Type:Experimental, Short, Student
Runtime:3 minutes 32 seconds
Completion Date:December 9, 2016
Production Budget:0 USD
Country of Origin:Canada
Country of Filming:Canada
From zero comes infinite movement, quivering and shaking, born out of nothing and dying into everything. Reborn and sacrificed over and over. Inside out and outside in. Paradox bit its tail.