I am working on a class for this summer teaching video to kids at the Evanston Arts Center. In looking around for examples to share I came across this site with some really amazing 1 minute videos made by kids all over the world http://www.theoneminutesjr.org
The past week I have been working on remaking my video clips that I have had up on my site for a long while now. It was all originally done as flash files and was meant to be interactive (they now live here https://www.christykarpinski.com/narratives/ and here https://www.christykarpinski.com/loopy-childhood/. The limiting thing about that is they will only play off my website. So, I have made them into regular video files. This way I can begin to figure out a way to create and installation with them.
Working on these again has got me thinking about how they fit in with my photographs. I think in some ways they are similarly focused in on a specific moment or feeling/sense and in some ways they are about the space kids occupy. The ones I have been calling “clickers” were originally created to be about getting into the kids point of view or the space they inhabit in relation to something like a play saucer or swinging on a swing. On my site you click the image to change to the next clip. I like the interactive aspect of these and that they sort of imply a narrative.
The other videos, the ones with one clip that loops endlessly, are not so much about the space and maybe more about the kind of funny and entertaining moments I have always loved about hanging out with little kids.
They all make me laugh and are fun to make. I hope to figure out some interesting installation for them out in the world. There is a video wall at the Oakland airport that looks like a pretty cool place… click here for one photographer’s use of it.