January 9, 2008

Dawei Xu Response

When I watched this video for the first time I kept thinking of the phrase "The grass is always greener..." and how this work seems to negate that thought. The feelings and emotions i got out of it were lonely, empty, cold, and defeated. I got the impression no matter where these two birds (crow chicken or whatever) were they wouldn't be happy or joyful alone. The eerie music with the crows squawking had an off putting quality to it. The clips of clear blue sky and beautiful city buildings were short and small, indicating that while these things would seemingly bring happiness they are short lived in this case and/or overpowered by the negative attributes, such as the pollution the "free" bird is exposed to at the end.
All in all I loved this video.