This was a multi-media video project based on a poem meant to explore the various struggles one with anxiety may face going through an average day. I had been struggling greatly with finding purpose in my art because of my anxiety and because of the large foreboding wall it had over me I was able to use it effectively to create.
My project examined the meaning behind the poem in which described the building of anxiety and fear one may feel of the unknown. How outside stimuli, environment and social situations can cause spikes in anxiety as well as how people and experiences may add to this. These ideas were expressed by using harsh lighting and environmental shadows to mimic the paranoia and tunnel vision one feels along with the aggressive mindset prevalent during anxiety attacks. I utilized extreme close ups and still videos to reduce distraction, focus on the poem and create a sense of static that one gets after not leaving a confined space for a while; as the stir crazy starts to build.
The poem is written by a fellow artist and I take no credit for it. The video was inspired from it as a visual interpretation.
An Attempt to remain outside
Fill my empath to the brim
Careful not to overflow
I am losing sleep over something diminutive
She has to stay there forever
Connected by a life
I hope for wellness of all
I can't be sure from all the way out here .