Bits of Us
Multiplayers create a collective family film with real time online collaborative video editing software, exploring personal memories in a new merged story.
Real time online collaborative video editing for “Bits of Us” allows
players to explore an interior experience of self in memory by editing
their family film, photography, and hand-drawn images within a video
clip of the family film of the artist as the seed for continually
changing and growing collective family film. Participant voices and
their recorded object sounds are scored to the video by a collaborating
composer. In one offline component of the game, selected individual film
frames are scaled to life-size installation prints, amplifying uncanny
memory evoked within the stillness of a single frame. In an additional offline component, the virtual collaborative filmmaking process is screened at gallery events, extending the democratic art-making experience.