I started making Videopoems as a way to combine different disciplines that I like to do: writing, video, animation, digital collage and music/soundscaping.
Making these films has been a way for me to externalise and transform pent up energy into a visualisation of collaged images and sounds to symbolise feelings that I can’t express in any concrete terms usually.
Usually I write the poems around the time of my period when I have a lot of pent up energy that I don’t know where to channel. The video part is more instinctual, I don’t think about it too much. This film was made around the time of the purple eclipse (super moon, lunar eclipse (or blood moon) and blue moon) when I felt I had a lot of frustration, hormonal changes and I was struggling to catch up with my body in basic things like sleep and food.
- Maya Yagoda