Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Lift

This is the story of an elevator and the people who ride it. I chose this as alternative form of storytelling because it has so many different layers of story telling all being shared in different ways.



  1. That was really interesting! Not sure what elevators are typically like in the UK, but it seems like the filmmaker chose a pretty cramped one to take up space in. Very entertaining to see how people had different ways of responding to or ignoring this guy with a camera pointed at them.

  2. Tanner, I totally went and watched that film. It was crazy - I love how mad that first little old lady was. I'm interested though in how we celebrate the mundane here. Check out this video of everyday life. A guy takes a picture of himself every day for 6 years. Art, I don't know.


    1. I have totally watched a few of these videos before! I don't know if it is art either, but it is definitely a project. I think in a way it might be art. You are seeing someone age right in front of your eyes, and it makes you think about how short life is. Each one of those pictures represents a day in his life, and it lasts less than a second. He probably doesn't even remember what he did on most of those days. And other than knowing he took a picture, he probably doesn't remember actually taking all of those pictures, or what he was thinking when he took each picture. Yeah, it's definitely art, it's making me think this much haha.