“Que Sera, Sera”, 2011, Single-channel video, 07:08
This is an experimental/narrative short in the Yasujiro Ozu “Tatami” POV style. All of the scenes are shot from that level, as I examine middle class culture by interviewing Americans between the ages of 3 months and 93 years, taking on the persona of each interviewee and getting into the headspace of each of them. I do this by physically aging myself from infancy to old age, as I lip sync the interview to better understand American cultural behaviors. By doing so in a non-linear fashion, I examine the universality of the human condition and the inability for anyone to wholly control their own destiny.