After the two projects that simply didn’t work, for reasons previously explained, I have now begun the third and final mixed media project. This one is close to my heart, it may seem like a strange idea and slightly bizarre to record, but I think it represents a voice, a voice that needs hearing, and understanding. Diabetes, is something that currently, I am being tested for. I spend most of my days shattered, endlessly drinking litre upon litre of water, and repeatedly weeing thick honey like urine. Too much info, I know. But the point is, it scares me, I can have days where I feel great, and others where I cant move for being so knackered. Now, I don’t know if it will definitely result in diabetes, and I am being tested for many other things, but it got me interested. Interested to explore, to find out that I actually come from a long line of diabetes sufferers. And that it is a lot more serious and scary then just watching how much sugar you eat. So, this will be a direct insight into the life of a diabetes sufferer, as close as I can get as to understand what they go through, what it means and how it has developed and changed both their lives and the life of those around them. I will be recording sufferers through video and making a video clip, interspersed with photographs, showing and listening to how they feel and live.
This shows both from the side of sugar and how it effects us, and how to record documentaries.