When first reading Wisconsin Death Trip, I thought that is it a photo book about people who are dying, I thought of it as a sad, negative, depressing black and white photo series. But after reading through it a couple of more times I realized it's actually about positive things in life, it is elusive and hard to convey in words, whomever's reading, check this book out!!
So I went with this idea of contrasting with the book in a visual way, but conforming with the real idea of the photo series underneath, by making this video. When I was in Pere Lachaise cemetery, the graveyard of many famous people in the city of Paris, I did not feel scared as I thought I would. It was a nice sunny day, Pere Lachaise was quite and tranquil, I could hear the birds singing. And I saw these flowers people put on the headstones of people they love, respect or admire. I, too, brought some flowers to Chopin's headstone. So the idea of presenting a colorful video of how all these people that were so famous were lying in the same yard after the died, in response to the Wisconsin Death Trip of Black-and-white portraying of normal people who stand in front of their houses when they were still alive, came to me. I think in every way possible these two themes blend together nicely, at least this is what I feel about it.
Life and Death, live or die, same? different? how? and why? And for all of us who are thinking about these questions, I couldn't help but wonder, what should we do? After all, times passes, people change, dream fades, in the limited time of our lives, do we wanna live it or not?