CHRISTOPHER KENTLEY FIELD

Close Your Eyes, Drive As Fast As You Can

In traditional cinematic storytelling, voiceover narration is often used to fill in the gaps of the narrative, to offer information to the viewer or audience in a direct, expositional manner. When combined with the image, voiceover narration allows the viewer to make connections and affinities between what they are seeing and hearing. A story is created in the mind of the viewer, whether concrete, abstract, or indecipherable.

By intermingling the image, physically, through transparent material, and by randomizing the sequence of the voiceover narration and having overlap of both the content and the playback, the device of narration is re-contextualized. In using stylized black and white portraits as the image component, the viewer is left to determine what connections to make between the video, the audio, and its representation in physical space.

Story (.pdf) Video Documentation