Composed of video chapters, Testament presents a series of collective self-portraits made up of a montage of hundreds of found online video diaries, or “vlogs”. Each offers a collectively narrated meditation, story, or proclamation on a topic such as unemployment, sexual identity, and psychopharmacology.
Clips are edited and sequenced like streams and patterns of self-revelation that flow and dissipate over space and time. As in a Greek chorus, a choir, or a musical symphony, individuals speak in unison, echo, add refrains, iterations, and variations, join in, and complete solo narrations. The series reflects on the peculiar blend of intimacy and anonymity, of simultaneous connectivity and isolation in contemporary networked social relations.