David is a video artist and educator currently based in Japan. He uses moving image to facilitate reflection and speculate on our future.

Common Sense

– Experimental short musing on the human condition

If we could teach - or learn - how to be human, what would the lesson be? Do we strive to understand the most intellectual charactertistics, or savour the mundane that make us who we are? 

Five video vignettes form a guide on the imperfect, inexplicable nature of being a human. We could teach how to pick up a felt marker and colour, but can we teach the impulse and pointlessness of what to draw? The short is soundtracked to our species’ greatest cerebral asset - Youtube tutorials.