Something beautiful happens. Instantly both aspects become one powerful work of art, at least I’ve always felt that way. I have to admit this opinion could be a bit biased since I am Graphic Design and Writing major but I’d like to think that’s not the case. Poetry is one form of writing that I’ve always respected and enjoyed created myself. The video I found recently that merged art and poetry was like the holy grail for me, I absolutely loved it.
The video features a poem written and spoken by Shane Koyczan who is also known for his contribution to the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Vancouver. The video is part of the To This Day Project which was created to raise awareness about the long-term effects of bullying. The video focuses on Koyczan’s life and his experience with childhood bullying. His message is that the effects of bullying do not go away once a child grows up, it still effects them even when they are older. To say the least it was a really moving poem and I think that actually having the visuals just added so much to this piece.
I feel that if people are able to visually experience something rather than just reading about it or listening to someone talk about a subject it will have a greater chance of sticking with people. I think it’s easier for us to actually see the problem rather than hear about it. Then again I am more of a visual learner so once I again I might be biased on this.Another aspect I really liked was how several different animators and motion artists contributed to this project. According to the website, tothisdayproject.com/, each contributor got a 20 second sequence so there were good mixture of artists. I thought that it way a great way to see different interpretations of this piece! I thought this video was really cool and I wanted to share it with you guys! I will put a link to the article on this below and the link for the project site is above for you to click on! I hope you guys like it as much as I do and that you share it with others 🙂