DIRT depicts various scenes, some overlapping, of digging holes. I decided to change the clips to B&W to give the film a bit of a retro effect. The character movement is paired with the soundtrack to almost give the feel of a music video. The message is that although all of the characters are digging holes, some of the progress is reversed by “helpers” who appear to assist the other characters in their efforts.
In other words, help is not always helpful. I got this idea because it seems that many of my efforts both at work and at home are reversed by other well-meaning individuals who don’t realize that they’re reversing my work. As the piece shows, one member of the digging team is oblivious to the effect they’re having on the other. This is art imitating life on a personal level.
This is a found footage collage piece assembled from various YouTube videos. The royalty-free music is licensed to me via Storyblocks.com.
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