Donnerstag, 30. September 2021
Remember the Republican convention in 2016, where Melania Trump held a speech and raised controversy and a rather scandalous uproar because it was shockingly close to a speech Michelle Obama held prior to that? After a close look it is apparent that Melania copied, paraphrased, and adjusted a great amount of Michelle’s speech, and basically ‘recycled’ her original material. To take this a step further, I was wondering what would happen if Dr. Jill Biden, the current first lady, did the same: holding the speech that was adjusted for Melania, now just adapted to herself. So I did exactly that; I let Dr. Biden recycle an already recycled speech.
Dienstag, 28. September 2021
This short clip shows you how I recycled Robert Frost’s poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ in a way that it hopefully addresses everyone with some kind of message or idea that is relatable. Whenever I read that poem I could really understand what it feels like to stand in front of a crossway and not knowing which way to pick. I decided to create another kind of poem which displays a difficult situation like the one in the poem in a more generalized way. By subdividing the poem’s lines into groups and writing down statements for each sub group that address the viewer or reader I tried to create something new which includes my thoughts but can also be relatable for everyone watching the video. The phrases I came up with might be thoughts all of us have had before. Based on ‘The Road Not Taken’ I wrote down statements that the little devil on your shoulder could whisper in your ear whenever you have to make a decision. They can be some kind of warning or reminder. Also the last statement "You can never have it all" should emphasize that it often helps to accept the decisions we make instead of looking back or being too greedy. However, I think life and the decisions that come with it are hard sometimes but we should not forget to make the best of it and accept that each path we decide to take gives us new opportunities – So don’t forget about the little angel on your other shoulder!