final project-video diary 3min cut-Zhen Zhen

The long-term strain caused serious problems on my shoulders, necks and waists. After everything was forced to shut down, I got more time to spend with myself, and at the same time I had to face the pain all the…

final project-video diary 3min cut-Zhen Zhen

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The long-term strain caused serious problems on my shoulders, necks and waists. After everything was forced to shut down, I got more time to spend with myself, and at the same time I had to face the pain all the time. Before the outbreak, the various trivial things in daily life still distracted me, and the pain was somehow diminished.

I realize that I have to face this pain and I need to find a way to get along with it. Because I know that a complete cure is impossible, but if I can’t get along with it, I will really lose my balance.

So, I decided to start a project about the pain of my body.
Pain is a clinically complex physiological and psychological activity. Pain sensation is a reminder of the body’s injury. It forces us to listen and feel: What kind of pain is it? How did it happen and form? How will it affect or even shape our present and future?

Those videos will be an archive of practices, rehearsals, and fragments in my life around the topic of pain.

I use iPhone, Go pro, and camera.
I recorded some rehearsals when I having an online rehearsal with my partner. So I got to see what my friend saw during the rehearsal. Actually that’s what the computer, our electronic devices see every day when we use them.
Some of the videos are reshot when I was watching the footage. (e.g. The last part of day 7) It change the way of showing the archives. Moving images are playing and controlled at the same time. The operation turned moving images into a hybrid of moving images and still images. So the editing process actually runs through the entire shooting process and post-production.

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