A record is a piece of evidence about the past. It can be made, collected, archived, and stored as a small pocket of passed time. Records of traces, records of conversations, and even records of banal incidents afford permanence to an otherwise abstract moment. Once amassed, records can also become an archive, a library ripe for picking.
My degree project, titled The Record, takes advantage of this flexibility to study four different avenues of the word—Record as the Poetic, Record as Animation, Record as Gesture, and Record as Record(ed)—uninhibited by any particular form. The Record has no definite construction; it is malleable to the object it is recording and can exist in infinite iterations. Working through this project revealed an intense personal inclination towards reassembly, and final deliverables include video, poetry, websites, animation, 3D molds, audio recordings, and more. Below are pictures of the work as it was presented to a panel of critics and peers.