Wednesday, December 20, 2006

scatternotes

Loose notes from the Integrated Arts seminar (with marginal comments added in italics).

  • VJ as writer [the phrase I've been throwing around is image √©criture, a kind of ideogrammic-experiential expression of creative potential that wreaks havoc on the complacent art-going mind]
  • VJ as performer [live cinema remix vehicle for impromptu creative writing (image √©criture) event / mediumistic filter for time-based video art installation / affective art-apparatus that processes meta/data in asynchronous realtime]
  • VJ as generative maker [human touch - machinic vision?]
  • VJ as affective remixologist [see "art-apparatus" above ... make sense? non? intuitive? from the gut? the genitals? procreative? proactive? proto-topological? in this regard, what does it mean to be a shape-shifter in the autopoietic world of the artificial intelligentsia?]
  • VJ as nomadic net artist [Given: a) a waterfall; b) a blond muse that takes over the scene]
Decode the above and use it as source material while developing a streaming metafiction based on the following:

Locate the similarities and differences between what we still call "film" and the recent developments in digital cinema, (high-definition) digital video, VJ performance, interactive DVDs, DVD/surround-sound installation, video art, net art, software art, etc., and investigate how contemporary artists are exploiting these convergences and divergences for aesthetic / political / avant-pop effect.

Extra credit: do all of the above by overdubbing the initial five episodes of Battlestar Galactica.


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