For my video artwork I would like to focus on the poet, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was a huge inspiration to me back when I was interested in creative writing, and I would like to be able to bring that inspiration to my video work as well. I would like to pull a few themes from some of his short stories and poems and focus on the quote, “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Possible use of candles flickering, masks, dramatic lighting, and a pulsing sound (like the heartbeat in “The Tell-Tale Heart”).
I want the aesthetic to follow the general feel that Poe’s stories and poems embody: dark, dreary, with a hint of insanity. I don’t really want things to make too much sense, which would also link back to the quote.