Sestina 4 Tyler

Devised by Leo Mercer
Video production by Ruth Spencer Jolly
Starring Tommy Siman

Leo curated the monvolog script from verbatim quotation of comments posted to Tyler Oakleys' videos on YouTube. Tyler is a 26 year old American vlogger with a fickle attitude to hair colours and a bubbly, generous style of delivery which wins the hearts of his huge fan base: he has over 6.7 million subscribers.

Characters were constructed from the threads of themes constantly visited by participants in the comments dialogue. Each character is presented as a simultaneously unique voice but also indistinguishable player in a babble of meaningless, profound, profane and endearing contributions in the conversation surrounding the Tyler hype.



Copyright Ruth Spencer Jolly 2016