Monday 12 November 2012

Manual revisited; 'How to find things'

Earlier this year I made four video's for some parts of the great series written by Dave Bonta; Manual.
It was time for a revisit and a new addition.

How to find things
Stop searching. Only pre-existing itches should be scratched.
Pull the petals from a daisy, then use tweezers to remove the yellow florets in its eye.
This is the way to perfect your own seeing.
Court sleep as if it were a lover.
When you dream of being chased, stop fleeing—let yourself be caught, killed and dismembered.
Your dreams will be so much better with a new protagonist!
Call your own phone number and say, Who's this?
Have a notary's signature tattooed above your genitals.
If you're claustrophobic, team up with an agorophobic and make love from a safe distance.
(Love-making is dangerous: you can discover too many things at once.)
However quickly you're going, go faster still.
Give each of your possessions a pet name and a safe word.
Do somebody else's bidding for 50 years.
Watch a log burning in a fireplace on cable TV.
If you want to find God, sin flagrantly to invite divine retribution.
If you want to follow your gut, you must first acquire a gut.
Close your mind and open your mouth to every sweetness.
You are a child of the universe.
Stuff yourself until you resemble a minor asteriod.
Each borborygmus is a message from the other world.

My inspiration and images for this video all came from 'Ephemeral Rift'
He's a very inspirational guy who makes video's to induce ASMR.
Check him out if you are into that or would like to learn about 'the tinglesmiths'.

I like his video's 'cause he's not only paying attention to the ASMR-sounds but has a great visual touch. I wondered if his images would stand out without the sounds they're made for, and they do.

I re-edited a few of his video's to a combination of 2 tracks I made earlier and added Dave's reading of the text.

The result works quiet well and fits the earlier 'Manual-video's' I made in atmopshere, spirit and imagery perfectly.
So here it is

Manual: How to find things

Words & voice: Dave Bonta
Camera & inspiration: Ephemeral Rift
Concept, editing, music: Swoon

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