Negative Creep 1999
Hi-8 Video, sound, looped transferred to DVD
©Jay Batlle Inc.
After a fruitful season of overthinking and complaining in my new huge Amsterdam atelier. I decided to shoot and edit in camera this video work titled Negative Creep. Created on a shoestring budget, I used a formal structure in the piece similar to early 70’s video art. The repetition of “I’m depressed” is sometimes interpreted as “I am the best,” which is ironic, absurd, and funny. Finally I performed before the camera (and selfies) with a rocking soundtrack provided by “The Fucking Champs” using anything within reach as the props for this minimal work that has maximum effect in my opinion.