2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Tolchinsky, Debra and Dave
On the web and in a retail store featuring a networked big screen LCD, an array displays 31 one-minute video clips of persons who have answered an ad asking, "Why do you believe you are a survivor?" The man who is attacked with an ax and locked in a freezer. The woman who must feed her four children on food stamps. The teenager whose cancer is in remission. From the sensational to the everyday to the profound, these one-minute clips confront the viewer with different definitions of surviving.
market; reality television; web; media advertising; trauma; documentary; video; installation