Diary is an experiment in vulnerability that manifests as a multimedia diptych.
Abby / Diary
Diary is an experiment in vulnerability that manifests as a multimedia diptych. On one side is my diary in its entirety spanning the six years between 2014 and 2020, the contents of which is censored with the exception of sentences containing any reference to “Abby Millar,” with whom I had a close yet tumultuous friendship. Mirroring it is a video of Abby encountering this diary, a comprehensive record of my teenage experiences of her, for the first time. Like Abby, viewers are encouraged to read the diary and chart the narrative of our friendship, participating in this unusual collision between an intense personal narrative and its subject. In the process, the defining characteristics of the diary (its relationship to subjectivity, temporality, and privacy) are subverted.