Context: Spalding Gray

i was surprised to watch a short cut from the film ‘Drunks’ featuring Spalding Grey acting. It made perfect sense that the clip featured a monlogue delivered in character,  a perfectly flawed alcoholic at an AA meeting. Its interesting that Gray is in acting, it makes sense. Some people cross over boundaries in the arts. I think his role is expressed in part as an autobiography, true to life in action. His father was an alcoholic and his mother suffered from severe depression.  He is only afterall acting and to be a good actor must require preperation and purpose, also sensitivity and understanding.

This relationship between acting and making art films is an interesting parralel. It makes me think of the artist and his subject, his field and his intention. In my work ive reintroduced work of mine from sixteen years ago. Looking at my final piece, with the Autobiographical content makes me think of the shaman story teller that resonates the difference between seeing and believing. The art of healing crosses boundaries in reality and synthesized reality. To find a sence of balance in my historic autobiographic ive tried to work with sensitive nature and the real aspects of looking at film.

key moments: Finding footage of an actor/ film maker acting really set me thinkin about sensitivity to subject matter and my role as editor of autobiography. Im contemplating relationships between objectives and consciousness, the nature of progression and the momentary grasp we have on what is real to us.


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