I attempted to explore the everyday experience of the man-made world versus that of nature. More specifically how I feel on a day-to-day basis interacting in both. At first I wanted to describe them both very drastically different each other. The more I dug into the headspace, thinking about it, they began to mesh together. I felt I had very strong immersions into both, one being positive, and the other negative. I then saw the holes in thinking like that.
In the video, I tired to say that even when attempting to escape the reality of the anything, wherever you go, there you are. In doing so we can get lost in how we try and ignore. Most of the visuals were from scenes I was thinking about in my head. The man-made world is the things that are my problems, that which I am dissatisfied with, while the forest is what gives me pleasure; balance among those things is necessary for me.
The most challenging part of the project was the constant change in how I thought about it. I would be set on something that I believed I was describing, and then have an epiphany the next day and want to describe it differently. The most rewarding part of the project was getting to spend time with my roommate in the forest shooting it, for I had not gone into the forest in a couple months.
Nathan Gibson is an artist from Los Angeles working out of the Evergreen State College. He works doing multimedia essays, incorporating various types of poetic forms. Along with with this, does audio music production and pen and ink drawings. Me