In the video that generated this material, my fifth-grade diary, transposed into a series of computer graphics, interfaces with “live” televisual broadcasts, a process I captured on tape. Reproduced as dreamlike color photographs that resemble palimpsests, the video stills both preserve and transform the imagery that those private sessions produced.
Fifth-Grade School Sing, the video art piece that I produced, unexpectedly led me back to writing and the printed page, beginning with Vagabond Scribe. This literary experiment, a work of fiction, paved the way for Arella's Repertoire, a novel I wrote many years later. First, though, I "composed" Video-Graphic Alchemy, a fusion of image and text.