"There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization." -Werner Herzog, Minnesota declaration: Truth and Fact in Documentary Cinema, 1999. wernerherzog.com
Ecstatic Truth is a series of works that tackle complacency and passivity in our society. Part artistic expression and part individual protest, I have appropriated and reconfigured contemporary mainstream and independent media in an attempt to discover a new fantastical and morbid truth. These tools operate by revealing themselves to the public in unexpected places: on a train, in a bus station, or online. This naked and instantaneous form of awareness is the first step towards behavioral change.