Sometimes I am…
“Sometimes I…” is an interactive text that asks viewer/readers to consider the word “invisible.” Invisible can mean either to be not seen or to be concealed from sight. “Sometimes I…” explores the implications of what it means to be invisible, and in doing so explores identity and equality and syntax and semantics. This is an examination of how language shapes our identity, how it can bring us together, and how it can set us on the periphery.
“Sometimes I….” explores the meaning of language and how we use language to make people and events visible and not visible. It asks the viewer/reader to consider both “What is invisible?” and “Who is invisible?” Using text animation with accompanying sound, “Sometimes I…” layers the multiple meanings and implications of invisible. The word comes in and out of focus, shimmering and transitioning into its parts of speech, building digital renditions of onomatopoeia.
Interspersed aurally and visually are glimmers of alternative narratives and the evocation of what it means to be seen and unseen and heard and unheard. Ultimately, “Sometimes I…” hopes to evoke wonder in the viewer/reader. What does it mean to not be visible, to be on the periphery of events, culture, understanding, and language?
This piece was made in collaboration with audio by My Name Is Scot with coding by Kevin McMillan.