words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

your world beginning | a history before now


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Day 6 in the “Your World Beginning” series is entitled “A History Before Now.” This film has a more ambient feel to it than the previous “A Life of Contradictions and Disappearing Things. It is sparse in its visual content, while imploring some elements of poetic prose inspired by a fellow poet. It continues the theme of the exploration of daily life, with hints of ambiguity and historical musings as abstraction. Initially, when I created this series, I wanted it to be a distinct leap from my previous series entitled “Your World Disappearing,” giving birth to a new beginning. However, the emotional content that fueled the “Disappearing” series has slowly found its way into this series as well: ‘Everything changes except a persistent memory.’ To some degree, although everything is in constant flux–giving way to things disappearing and beginning simultaneously, there is an ambiguity and mundane existence to it all.

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3 responses

  1. These little masterpieces are so amazing. I want to see them as part of a multi-media exposition in an art gallery some day.

    October 6, 2014 at 1:27 am

    • Hi Linda. I am working on finding an exhibit space for my video work. I plan on entering a few film festivals. My first attempt will be the Myrtle Beach Film Festival for 2015. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the work.

      October 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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