Born Again
single-channel video, sound

The distance from Lowell to Concord is between 20 to 30 minutes. Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell in 1922, 60 years after Henry David Thoreau passed away. When writing On the Road, it’s thought that Kerouac might’ve drawn inspiration for the title from Thoreau.

Born Again is a video I made while taking a walk around Walden Pond with my wife and daughter. To visit Walden is to reinforce the mythological dimension of this site, while also risking its destruction. See here.

This video is meant to capture the tension between what I expected from Walden and what I actually experienced.