“Wisdom tells me I am nothing; love tells me I am everything; my life flows between these two points.”
I heard this quote at a Buddhist retreat last weekend – three days before receiving the first filmmaking brief at University of Brighton. The brief concerns identity. At this early stage I am expected to research other artists’ work in relation to identity so that I can present what inspires me to my teacher and classmates.
The movie, Fade to Black: a conversation with my mother, was made using a process of random choice and using whatever was happening in the moment. It contains pieces of my side of conversations with my mother, music written by my son, and a visual study of the environment in which I live including the ordinary sounds that occur in and around it.