My words is a manifestation of metadata as social memory and alternatively coded personal identity. Presented in this 2 minutes version are the recorded lists of people’s personal dictionaries on their mobile phone. In contrast to the manufacturer’s default dictionary, these words were saved into the phone by the users during SMS communication. They were saved, often unconsciously, mid-process by the users because these were words not included in the default dictionary, yet used so often by the individual. The people being filmed were seeing their list for the first time as they read it.
This video participates in
CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival
LAB program series