The subject of my project is the change in perception over time of the same location. I hope to explore the ways that we ground ourselves within spaces as well as how space changes our sense of self over time. My project will consist of video with live narration describing in some way as yet undecided the transformation of the space vis a vis my perspective. The video will be filmed entirely in the first person, and be various walks and journeys through my neighborhood, the highline, the new school buildings, etc. I will trace the paths i took when i visited the school for the first time.
Through these multiple visits in a similar space, I will describe and document my experience and the more universal experience of “quotodienfication” or the act of making the unusual routine. The element in time is critical because it alone fully describes the distinction between “old” and “new”, “alien” and “familiar”.
I have chosen this idea for two main reasons, firstly, my other idea involving “delayed perspective” has already been explored to some extent (minus the intrusive time element), and secondly, because I want to capture exactly what being acclimated by New York City, or becoming a New Yorker, really entails.