Video Drugs

Intended as a long-term video project, the origins of Video Drugs dates back to early in 2001, when my brother and I recorded various strange / random subject matter broadcasted television to VHS. The recordings progressed over a few years, with the ultimate goal of editing the content into one loose narrative. The opportunity remained on the back-burner, until I received full support from one of my professors at UCLA, Rebecca Allen, who enabled me to develop the idea into an edited video for her Senior Project class in 2007. It was a struggle finding some cohesion within the footage, but as the editing continued, a theme of drug use, hallucinations, and TV junk surfaced. The final sequence is condensed into a roughly 4 minute abstract piece.

The old VHS tapes with the various, strange content.