Laughing in the Mirror is an exploration of the cinematic capacity of low-quality, digital video. Began as a response to the question “is it possible to reach the same effects of cinema with low-quality recordings?”, the work stitches together personally recorded videos, videos commissioned off Craigslist and footage found on the internet. The film at once makes explicit references to the landmarks of cinema while retaining its format of the eerily quotidian low-quality every day. Is it possible to make poetry from the lives of others? See accompanying essay: “First as Tragedy, then as Houseburning .wmv”