THE NEED FOR GRAND EMOTION

(2009, trt: 30 min 22 sec) In this series of staged dramas reminiscent of classic anxiety dreams, 30-year old Will inexplicably finds himself back in high school trying to win the approval of a group of girls. In scenarios ranging from mundane and pathetic to violent and absurd, the character and the video work together self-consciously to squeeze authentic experience and emotion from the most artificial and mediated of circumstances.