2nd Meeting – Jason and Josh

by stronged

Take two. Had a very productive meeting with Jason and Josh. Josh has now decided to commence a thesis so I feel like the odd one out.

Jason has decided to use one of Deleuze’s examples of the Time Image in the film Umberto D (1952). He’s still looking for an example of the Action Image. Good news for him though.

Sounds like Josh had a productive meeting with his Supervisor earlier this week. He’s decided to focus upon exploring remediation and hypermediality in the context of the fourth wall in theatre. He’s still intending on doing some interviewing though, which (purely out of selfish reasons) is great for me as I’m struggling to wrap my head around this Ethics Application. Keen to get a second opinion.

I showed them both my Hello mini-project I did with ben and Lauren last week. Got some useful feedback. Sticking with the same interface preferred, and perhaps mixing it up into three previews and one SNU window (ala Brady Bunch) to really maximise how Korsakow works. New possible clouds would be formal and informal, verbal and gestural. This creates a quadrant of action and reactions that explore how rituals can be easily tweaked – the familiar becoming unfamiliar in our etiquette code.

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Interface where both Ben and Lauren featured breaks up the rhythm of the piece. Seemed to be too jarring.

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Sticking with mirroring particular greetings seemed to work best. For example, the above gestural greetings.

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Instead of mixing it up with gestural on one side (Lauren), verbal on the other (Ben).

I then showed them my Vineyard project that i showed Adrian last Friday. They agreed with Adrian’s main point: Keep the camera still to create singular subject. Moving the camera complicates the message, trying to show the assemblage as opposed to the single unit.

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Three clouds: Moving, Growing and Paths.

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They saw a potential problem mashing together the topic of New Materialism (Bogost, Harman and Bryant) with the poetics of place (phenomenological comprehension of narrative assemblages Рspatial/temporal montages, etc.) in this project. They are not particularly compatible concepts. We wondered whether New Materialism would be an appropriate way to convey space thickly, then compare this K-Film with the new dimension of subjective history, thus creating a place.

I feel there is more latitude to play with in the poetics of space with the material I have already managed to dredge up on narratological structures (i.e. syntagm and paradigm). Unfortunately I do not know it as well as I should due to juggling New Materialism and the myriad of other theories I have briefly looked into.

There is definitely something in the connection between

  • Poetics of Place (i.e. placemaking)
  • Desire Lines
  • Ritual (practice) = Fabula (mythology/narrative) = Place (spatial, database narrative)
  • Linear vs Nonlinear Narratology
  • Syntagm and Paradigm (Plot and Story, Sjuzhet and Fabula)
  • Spatial and Temporal Montages

We’re going to meet again on Monday with 500 words of material to share. See how that goes.