I Can See Ahead of Me from Lucy B. on Vimeo.
I took the approach of forming a video idea from the vague ideas of “time” and “space” and then applying the reading to my final product. My very general idea at the beginning was to show the passage of time through filming every time I walked somewhere (the changing sky also helps) and speeding it up, and to show space by the various places that I walked within the wide and yet constricted space of the Lawrence campus.
Now I find that the final product relates to the passage, “Information pours upon us, instantaneously and continuously. As soon as information is acquired, it is very rapidly replaced by still newer information” (63). What seems like a clear path gets extremely confusing and overwhelming with the speed and the blur. The viewer is bombarded with shaky, confusing images, but can still make out that it is meant to be a path to somewhere. The real-time footsteps in the background could be metaphorical of us attempting to catch up with all the new information. Yet, the footsteps also somehow work with the video, and the door opening at the end matches with the video as well, so this could mean that we are caught up. It is open for interpretation.
The title comes from something that I said to my friend while recording that I thought I might try to put into the final product, but it didn’t quite fit, so it is only in the title. It seemed appropriate.