"I think that it's to do with the general argument of authenticity of analogue and digital mediums, and that related to life. Online, for example, on facebook or whatever, you can present yourself in a very controlled way, edit your appearance, de-tag photos that don't look good and delete posts on your wall that aren't flattering. This is not realistic, but it is alluring, like a back button, or delete button, or undo or redo. It feels like it would be nice to have a life comprised of gorgeously polished "entries" or albums. But yes, this discounts some of he actual loveliest bits of life. That's why i'm obsessed with sketchbooks, and rarely "finish" a bit of work.
I just think it's interesting, and maybe telling of the degree that digital functions are entwined with our lives, that the idea of a back button is so alluring (and why it popped into my head for this tiny story). Sometimes I actually feel like i need to remind myself that actual, real life isn't like that. You can't edit life.
Anyway, there's my little thoughts. Maybe some new ideas for drawings on this subject need to happen. Maybe some kind of collaboration? "
"A series of photos&drawings (or photos&animation) side by side depicting reality vs. fantasy/digital.
1) photo depicts the reality/consequence/outcome and the drawing illustrates what we wish/hoped/wanted to happen.
2) Or, we could also go a different angle and switch the order to reflect what AeB was talking about. And have the illustrations then create the reality. Kind of like the A-Ha video “Take On Me”. Ha.
And if enough were compiled, you could delve further into the mind muddle of it all and make each of the different sets interplay with one another- much like the style of those Choose you own adventure books (they were a childhood favorite- is it obvious?).
Or if there was more than 1 person involved in the scene, you could have the same set replayed but different view perspectives from the individuals involved.
Does any of this make sense? "
"Prue, oui! It does make sense. And also, it's kind of ideal for this format as story-writing could also be involved. Any medium could be involved.
Yes, I could see it working. It could be kind of like draw-your-own wish-fulfillment.
And i do also like the idea of having illustrations, and then recreating those scenes and then taking it on further, as you say, like the a-ha video (my favourite video ever). Could even start doing that with other people's records, pick an illustration, photograph the pose or whatever, then scene by scene finish the story in the way you want it to end...
This is all really cool. Let's do it! "