Analog Sentiment are social-media-story-specific videos of movements up to 15 seconds long per clip. Often continuously streamed as 3-4 nonlinear videos, the experiments pair moving images with electronic writing or talking head exposés that remix internet vernacular and pop song lyrics. The process of making is highly intuitive and improvisational dependent on the immediacy of a running smartphone camera and limited to the duration of Instagram’s “hands free” recording mode. In other words, thoughts run wild and ideas turn into free-range imaginings.
Creating speculative narratives and scenarios through a post-humanistic, post-anthropocentric, and feminist lens, the observations have a hyperbolically inquisitive and critical undertone. From observing household objects and consumables to engaging with broader media archeological investigations on analog technological devices, the thematic attention of the series is as spontaneous and unfocused as the spontaneity involved in the active processes of sense-making. The sensitization of unknowing starts from repositioning the agency of the subject of inquiry and is achieved through wordplay and object-oriented persona-building that urges viewers to experience everyday material “objects” and “things” through alternate perspectives, opening pathways for observing how they affect us and each other. The quasi-informational and pseudoscientific interpretation of these “objects” and “things” become points of destabilization and portals for disorientation — similar to the rabbit hole that led Alice into a Wonderland.
The “things” and “objects” in the study become feelosophical departure points for mind-bending exercises and thought experiments.