I’ve been experimenting with Vine this summer, producing a number of loops to examine how its touch-based editing interface—combined with the front-facing camera on my phone—can lead to a certain type of aesthetic. In particular, I find that the interactive nature of watching myself while simultaneously editing myself produces (facilitates, encourages, ?) a performance with a focus on the present.
Touch Me Now is a short video assembled from a number of these < 6 second Vine loops. While there's more to come from these experiments, this short will be part of the exhibit Colony 14 in Cardigan, Wales, UK. Colony 14 runs from 20 August to 1 September, and is curated by Jacob Whittaker.