Chug, Digital Video (6 mins 13 secs), dimensions variable, 2010.
In "Chug", I asked men to tell me a story from their past. Through the retelling of a story, the viewer experiences a performance or recreation of the emotions and sensations that the men experienced. The paired clips expose the similar strategies used to express one-self, to perform a moment of sincerity, to convince another person of the significance of the lived experience. The pairings also display the struggle of expressing oneself in a clear uninterrupted manner- the rest between emotions and memories and the signs of discomfort and vulnerability.
© 2016 Emily Scott Beck