Now online, the first official video in my new multimedia series 'Liar Liar' - in which I set things on fire. This video, appropriately titled 'Liar Liar, Pants On Fire,' is the non-looping, online version of the full piece, and is set to music.
This piece shows the progressive burning - and reformation - of a pair of red jeans. The transformation of the pants due to the fire, and the transformation of the fire as it ravages the pants, shows the ephemeral nature of all things; no pair of pants will ever burn this exact same way. However, as video is a time-based medium, this single moment is able to exist forever in the present.
After talking with a few musicians, I decided to do the sound for the piece, myself - I remixed the Explosions In The Sky song 'Yasmin The Light' and timed it to match the visuals. Though I have a written artist statement, I think it's just pretty to watch. It's mesmerizing, and I like the sunset colors that overtake as the video progresses...