IMG_0001 (2019)

In this project, I compiled video files collected from the internet that were titled IMG_0001.mov. According to Apple’s file naming conventions for the iPhone, files named IMG_0001.mov are the first videos recorded on individual iPhones. In the age of needing to constantly document ourselves and the world around us, I’m interested in observing individual choices when it comes to recording a video for the first time with a camera that is designed for the amateur. By compiling multiple clips into a single video, I simulate the over-saturation of accessible media on the internet, while observing the raw nature of first video recordings on iPhones.

2:30 min. excerpt
Total run time 7:12 min