In Like a Lion: Summer 2012 (Observations), I bought my mother an iPhone and asked her to use it to gather information and record the world around her, as part of her daily weather reports. At the time I was also thinking a lot about weather as a metaphor for something that we try to control and understand through science and technology. It took two years to make sense of the twelve hours of footage and the hundreds of images she collected. The script for the film is a set of 18 Observations that I wrote in response to the quote below and my mother’s footage in relation to “pictures” and “information”.
Thus to see and to be shown, is now the will and now expectancy of half mankind. - Henry Luce, from A Prospectus For a New Magazine (LIFE), 1936