Over the course of several weeks, I walked to a park near my apartment on a daily basis (continuing an almost daily ritual for me over the many years that I have lived in New York), and this video is a kind of documentation of that experience over time. It is the park where I not only met my long-time partner, but also where I take my dog for walks. It is a systematic exploration space and time via my body, the camera, the footage, and the street.
This is a study in abstraction and movement, of movement through spaces and the representation of such movement. I think of it as something of a song, poem, or verse; and so, with the structural implications of those forms in mind, I imagined that each of the video elements could each possibly be separate musical instruments or various individual voices.
In addition, I have aligned each piece of audio with a corresponding piece of audio.Each element of media may signify or correspond to another element in a different media. As such, I also think of this composition as a kind of exploration of meaning, the making of meaning, in which I attempt to put the audio in semiotic dialogue with the video.
Furthermore, any notion of a figurative narrative, to which the less abstract video objects might haltingly hint, is balanced by similarly treated elements of video and audio abstraction. I hope that this creates some sort of dialogue not only between the video and audio elements, but also between the narrative and non-narrative, as well as between abstraction and figuration.