Odi et Amo (Final Project Proposal)

I will be doing a joint final project for my Visual Music and Animals, et al classes.  I am basing the project on Catullus 85, a love poem by the Roman poet Catullus to his mistress Lesbia:

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

English translation:

I hate and I love. Why I do this, perhaps you ask.
I do not know, but I sense that it is happening and I am tortured.

Used in a different context, this could easily be the lyrics for an Emo track or a Britney Spears track penned by a Swede.

I will be creating an Avant-Pop deconstructed karaoke audio and video track based on the poem.  The video will feature AMO and ODI, two mascot characters I have created based on my exploration with Kaomoji (Japanese emoticons/ASCII art)  and The Cute (Kawaisa).  Together with vocalist JC Cassis, I will perform with the track at the Visual Music class show at ISSUE Project Room on April 28.


Video and Film


Video and Film