Minute Movies

videoart, everydaylife, videodiary

Format: digital video
Duration: infinite
Year: 2011 - ongoing

Since April 1, 2011, I have been building an archive of my white, middle-class, educated, cis-gendered, able-bodied, hetero American lady life with my Minutes Movies project. Minute Movies are 60-second videos I shoot at least once a day with a small handheld camera such as my iPhone or Flip camera. My only requirement is that the videos occur daily and the shot is held for at least one minute. The videos almost always document private moments from my life. When I am with other people I am usually so absorbed by them that I forget to grab my camera and document the moment. I use these tiny moments, fragments and notes from my life to create short diary videos and as inspiration for other writing and video projects.