Archive for the ‘Pre-presentation’ Category

Chris’ Presentation – Sonic Cartography

November 25, 2013

Acoustic Archives

For my second presentation, we can look more at defining and understanding a space through its sonic qualities…

Acoustic Archives
This group has given themselves the task of “archiving” historic buildings and then releasing their findings for free and public use (check out the video on the homepage):
Through this method, you could place any recorded audio in one of their archived spaces and it will take on the sonic characteristics of that space. This is an interesting venture, especially because sound is so transient by nature. Most spaces created or inhabited in the developed world since the 20th century have been documented visually (i.e. the photograph). Even before that there were drawings and paintings. Relatively few places have been documented in an auditory fashion.

The Aporee website created a platform for users around the world to record their surrounding environments, which are placed geospatially. To some, the sounds may seem mundane, but again we see the idea of sound as a cultural artifact.

Here is some scholarly information regarding sonic cartography:
Cartographic Representation of the Sonic Environment
The piece is rather long, so perhaps just skipping through the Introduction (about 2 1/4 pages) will give you an idea about this field of study.


Wade’s Presentation

November 19, 2013

Here is the reading for tomorrow:

The People of the Great River

This is the story of the River Tonga People. In 1955 they were removed from their land. They had lived for many generations by the river Zambesi, on both sides of the river. When the Kariba Dam was built, their river became a lake. They were resettled on Inferior land away from the river. No one asked their permission to flood their land and create an artificial lake. Uprooted from their land, they have left behind a way of life and a culture that was built around their closeness to the river. Their story is one of many.


Felipe Castelblanco (Asher’s Pre-presentation Pt3!)

November 6, 2013

“Re-Tratos (Portraying || Dealing With) is an interactive work that establishes a temporary connection between audiences in two contexts, which are divided but also interdependent: Cubans living on the island and Cubans living in Miami.

The interface is a two-way mirror that not only reflects images but also emits light, transforming the spectator into another mirroring surface for video projection. Thus, the faces of two people living in two different places are combined in real-time, creating a third image that is reflected back to the viewer in the mirror.”

Read more about the project on his website 

Notes on the Psychology of Horror (Asher’s Pre-Presentation Pt2!)

November 5, 2013


Here’s a few links to some light reading on the topic of psychology and the horror film

Understanding the Popular Appeal of Horror Cinema – An Integrated-Interactive Model 

The Psychology of Scary Movies – a Filmmaker IQ lesson

Fear Makes Art More Engaging – Thanks to Loudon for this one!

How Fear Works – Conditioning and Instinct

Mental Illness following “The Exorcist” – Notes on the 1975 article by psychiatrist James Bozzuto “Cinematic Neurosis Following The Exorcist”



The Shining Backwards and Forwards (Asher’s Pre-presentation Pt1!)

November 5, 2013

“Dark Side of the Rainbow for the 21st century, THE SHINING BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS is a hallucinatory palindromic mindfuck, an accidental profundity resulting from a literal reading of MSTRMD’s comment that “The Shining is a film meant to be watched both forwards and backwards.”

Conceived by John Fell Ryan and executed with Spectacle’s Akiva Saunders behind the controls, it became one of the most successful events in the sprouting days of the theater, and it returned October 2011, when it was performed live with Saunders mixing multiple additional layers of superimposition with realtime audio manipulation by Tony Lowe and Jason McMahon.”

Read more and watch clips about the Spectacle experiment here 

Here is a clip from the documentary “Room 237” describing the experience here


Psychogeography & Dérive – Hannah’s Pre-presentation II

November 2, 2013


Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography , Guy Debord

The Dérive

Giorgio De Chirico, e la pittura Metafisica.

Giorgio De Chirico, e la pittura Metafisica.

Kate Trenerry

November 2, 2013

Kate will be sitting in on class Monday so I had her create a brief blogpost about her previous work.

I am a photographer and writer focused on exploring questions of space, power, and history in borderlands and places of division.

My current project, Walking Walls, took me to Israel/Palestine, Cyprus, and Northern Ireland to document contested sites of political partition. I shot for the project January-April 2012 and am currently editing and writing for a book as the culmination of the project.


My senior thesis in Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton College was an web-based examination of rephotography, rooted in the writings of Roland Barthes, and stretching into 21st century new media applications like Google Earth. In addition to an essay exploring this link, I created a series of rephotographs along the former Iron Curtain in Germany, superimposed on the old image through short timelapse-like videos. The rephotographs are also embedded in a Google Earth Tour that connects the sites examined.

Some of her other work can be viewed at


Walking Walls

History Vision: Rephotographing the Iron Curtain

Miranda July – Hannah’s Pre-presentation

November 1, 2013

Miranda July began visiting people from the Los Angeles PennySaver in order to procrastinate finishing her screenplay. Her book It Chooses You includes images, interview transcripts and July’s musings based on the experience. Personally I’m interested in the way she describes documenting strangers.

View a pdf of the first chapter on Michael


Darcy Falk

October 28, 2013

Darcy Falk


The style of Darcy Falk’s quilts is similar to how I would like to structure the next quilt for my thesis installation.

Wade’s Presentation

October 5, 2013

Watch the video on the Native Land, Stop Eject homepage and then peruse the website to check out all of the exhibits.


Please read Native Land, Stop Eject, Conversation between Raymond Depardon and Paul Virilio and Paul Virilio on the Accident.

Also, Hana posted this in the comments:

Exit“, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, based on an idea of Paul Virilio.