Postbaby

Emma Finn

Description

In Postbaby, which is based on true stories of babies being posted in the early days of postal service worldwide, the postman recalls a journey that involved a parcel, two girls and a sheep. Many of the backdrops were derived by following those babies’ journeys via Google maps.

Postbaby explores the fragile nature of human memory and video data: digital memory is often perceived as stronger and less impervious to damage than human memory, but video and images can be corrupted the more they are processed, just as humans’ stories change over time.

Details
Title

Postbaby

Year

2013

Creator

Emma Finn

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short, abstract live action

Genre

Essay, formal

Subject

Memory, data, surrealist dark comedy

Language

English

Duration

00:12:18

Original format

Digital HD

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour/B&W

Sound

Sound

Rights

Emma Finn

Artist website

https://www.emmafinn.co.uk

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/65858158