I is for Invent (new uses for old things)
|We Have Chosen Hope Over Fear (M.A. Reilly 2009)|
Look at something common, something you see each day and ask: How might I transform this old thing into something new? The image above was made the evening Barack Obama was sworn in as President. I was in a diner and there was a large flat screen TV. It was set to a news channel and I snapped a picture of the screen that showed the President speaking. I built the rest of the image around that central image of the President with the text superimposed. The images of the faces are of former students. I was thinking about how President Obama's presidency might represent a hope, especially for young people.
How we join things together--imagine new possibilities--read the landscape--listen to the city noises/country sounds/suburban drawl--remix ideas, images, sounds, and words: all of these actions trigger our imaginations.
Below is a 1-minute video in which point of view alters how we see the ordinary. Enjoy.
HP - invent from Films & Things on Vimeo.
Note: In this series of post during the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, with each day focusing on a letter. In order to bring some cohesion to this process--releasing the imagination is the focus of each post.