Category: BCM115

“Nah Another Day”

“Nah Another Day” follows an individual, who like many, decides to take up a start on becoming a fitter and healthier person. One night he reads up on health advice, workout routines and diet plans, and takes it upon himself to start his fitness journey the following day. With an early wake up, he prepares himself to go for a morning run; the first workout of a healthy lifestyle. The person walks out his front door, then stands and contemplates. The film then cuts straight to him lying down in his couch, on his playstation, eating junk food and ends.

The theme ‘Rebel’ is highlighted in this video through the man’s actions at the very end which contradicts what happens before it. The lead up to the conclusion suggests he has grasped a new focus on living a healthy lifestyle; he researches, makes a plan for his first day, wakes up early, puts on his workout gear, and walks out the front door. However, all this preparation and focus would instantly be eliminated as the man decides to go back inside, turn on his playstation and eat junk food.

Many of us have been in this exact position, not only in fitness, but in many other aspects such as study, working, house chores and other commitments. We have talked and mentally prepared to do something, but when it’s time for talk to become action, there’s always the “Nah another day” option that we are able to fall on, and a lot of the time never end up going through with it. Taking this option is a form of rebellion, that we don’t even really notice.

The music I used in this work is an instrumental of a song I wrote called ‘Heaven Sent’. Simply got my producer to mute the vocals and send me the instrumental.

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Tell Me I’m Wrong (Photo Series)

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How to make a guitar teacher throw up

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Still shredding tho. Tell me I’m wrong.

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The bed, a plain rectangular shaped object that still has a top and a bottom?

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Unorthodox? Weird?  I still get a good night sleep. Tell me I’m wrong. 56232079_388993225023449_8468024105671589888_n

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Got myself a big, nice, comfortable and fully supported footrest to help me relax while i sit down to watch TV.

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A reversed arrangement of furniture. I’m comfortable as hell. Tell me I’m wrong.

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4.

The Playstation controller. A carefully constructed, yet linear design for comfort.

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I’m still winning. Tell me I’m wrong.

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Artist Statement

This photo series highlights rebellious acts of utilising everyday objects which can be found at an everyday home against it’s “normal” use. The photo series ‘Tell me Im wrong’ challenges the ideas of ‘How these objects SHOULD be used” and why it is wrong to use them in different methods. And no matter the argument for how wrong it actually is using these in this manner, if you’re still getting out of it it’s main function. Why is it wrong?

An instruction manual, the name of the object, how the products are advertised, and how the world generally views the purpose of an object; Do these reasons really solidify the way we use these object? And make some methods “Wrong”?. Unless the use completely eradicates any use of the object at all, what is so wrong about sleeping headfirst at the foot of the bed? what is so wrong about sitting on the footrest and using the couch as a footrest? Obviously by design the objects aren’t being used for the intended purpose of the architect, but the same results, while unorthodox, are still into play here.

The inspiration for this work was an article in Good House Keeping of 30 everyday objects you are using wrong. While this article did teach me things I may have been doing wrong, in reflection, if what I’m doing still works, is it still wrong? furthermore if you completely use objects in the most unorthodox and absurd methods, but still achieving desired results. Is it still wrong?

In this photo series I highlighted 4 objects which are used in a strange way; Reversing the footrest and the couch, sleeping at the lower end of the bed, using the playstation controller backwards, and playing the guitar as if it’s a piano. Some of these methods are completely absurd, but the captions to the photos conveys the idea that they are still working to it’s desired intent. And since it is, is the method really wrong?