Becky James teaching Portfolio
Two videos dividing the idea of vision into cognition and perception: an animation exploring the relation between reading signs and situated memory/preference, and a live action video focusing on the deeply historical nature of physical perception.
The animation is a jumble of animation trope, mathematical symbol, television logo, experimental film cliché, art historical quotation, and melodramatic affect creates a minestrone of reference that viewers will understand based on their history, interests, and age.
The more live action part explores the phemonological idea that our sense of the world is based on how we have learned to interact with it--which is often based on gender and culture. The world actually looks different for different people because how we have constructed vision is tied to our ideas of what is possible, what is forbidden, what is foreign.