I’ve always been unsure on what I’m supposed to do, but for the past week there’s been a constant thought running in my head: you must crucify a leech. I did not not actually do it, but what becomes the driving force of thought? Are my thoughts predetermined, from pure free will, or do they come from bundles of predetermined teachings and symbolism. In my film, Untitled (I can’t come up with one), I explore the many of the basic principles of determinism. Unable to see a clear subject, the viewer is confronted with an odd conversation that presents themes in religion and consumerism. With these two ideas constant, the conversation between you and the video entity takes odd turns as it starts to answer questions for the viewer. The video entity also presents some rather uncanny comments and remarks.
When looking at determinism it’s apparent that religion has the ability to play a role in thought for many people. Though I don’t subscribe to any particular religion, I do believe in a more self-willed kind of spiritualism. However I have always found one line in the bible to be particularly interesting. It’s when Jesus cries out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - which is the final line he says before the crucifixion, and the last line of this film. The keyword in that phrase being: you, which implies deterministic thought. What would the difference be if he said I instead of you? Just a thought - if those are still my own.