IDK

2016
SINGLE-CHANNEL VIDEO
5 MIN
   VISUALS BY SHAUN KARDINAL

The I on the lounge of language, this bed where I lies and dreams itself the dreamer. Dreams of every story a love story and all these letters, lovers. And dreams so strong of how I managed to make all these letters mean nothing at all.


IDK is about constructing narratives and nonsense. A nearly illegible love story—one of the more common narratives, a most common form of nonsense. The broken syntax of the poem in layout and the visual reference to a dictionary destroys definition and makes plain how we invent meaning in romantic narratives where we are often choosing and changing our minds.




The text of the poem is hand transferred to a bed sheet designed to look like a misprinted dictionary page.

There are no spaces between the words and 12 models are imposed on the sheet in a collage of shapes and combinations making the text into a background.

The audio allows you to experience a reading of the poem while the video visually unpacks the intentionally obtuse text.

The title, IDK, offers a metanarrative that reveals the theme of disillusioned love and fickle decision making.

Exibitions: TUF LUV, King Street Station Seattle, 2016. Love is So Wierd, Cairo, Seattle, 2016.












CHELSEA WERNER-JATZKE



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A writer exploring the liminal spaces of the literary arts. She is the author of two chapbooks and has fiction, reviews, and poetry published widely. Her interest in how words can be experienced has led to solo work and collaborations with artists across media to create gallery installations, classical music performances, broadsides, karaoke, and video poetry. She is co-founder and director of Cadence Video Poetry Festival at Northwest Film Forum and Till, a literary organization that offers an annual writing residency at Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA.

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Approaching communications and marketing with a storyteller’s craft and a poet’s ear. I have over a decade of experience increasing engagement with meaningful brand experiences through creative approaches. My unique blend of marketing, programming, and writing skills allows me to understand and connect with a wide spectrum of audiences. As a content strategist I have defined and produced end to end experiences for artists, consumers and stakeholders. As a digital marketing manager I’ve grown followings and margins across industries.

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