Miles Umney

Miles Umney was born in Milton Keynes and lives and works in London. Umney works with collage, documentary, and fiction to explore the relationships between contemporary filmmaking technologies and the cultural contexts within which they are used.


For Song of Myself Umney used YouTube videos to reconstruct a short section of the poem Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Reflecting on the themes in Whitman's poem of experience, mediation, and authorship, Umney creates a framework to think about the experience of being on YouTube.