Natalie Tran’s video remind me of theory “Mixing Humans and Non Humans: Society of door-closer by Jim Johnson”
Year ago, i took a film class and watched Space Odysseus 2001, at that time as I far as I knew, this movie is famous from its score. Anyway, it’s the scene that is the iconic of movie history. A Monkeys, soon to be human, used the first tool, a bone, to kill animal, to hunt for food. Jumping around with jubilant of gain the first thing. The monkey throw the bone into the sky and then most iconic jump cut to the spaceship. It’s a thing that differentiate us from animal.
Like In Natalie Tran video above “a door” already contain expectation of culture or civilization that will judge and define us from our action toward things. Yeah, like you can be punched in your deserted island wedding 5 years later from the judgment of your action toward things.
Things is our value of physical objects. I, myself, always thought of what define us, as a insecure typical teenager struggling to finding an identity, Because “We are not born with ourselves” said Hank green in I’m Scared video “We create ourselves”. You make you, from the book that you read or the expectation of culture. Things, tools, define us, human. Thing define culture.
Because people perceive and judge easily. We can pretend make things to create ourselves. But that, for me, is not the healthy way to let ourselves valued by things. I like to think that there are 3 ways people define themself with. First is with things. Second is with their skills or talents, which will make you eventually be competitive person. And third is our journey. The experience that define us. The decision we make. The relationship we create. But that cannot be seen or conceived by others.so we seem like to create image of ourselves to the other by things. And that’s why we have Instagram to shoot things..