April 8, 2013
MOTION, STUDIO PROJECTS
This multi-projection video installation was made in response to three readings regarding theories of images, information, and media.
The first video in the tryptic is called: Re-image / Remagine, and is a response to chapter four in W.J.T. Mitchell’s book, What do pictures want? The lives and loves of images. In this chapter Mitchell contemplates the associative and attributed meanings of images. He goes on to say that due to the reproduction of images, “images are, then, like species, and pictures are like organisms whose kinds are given by the species.” (Mitchell 85) For my video response to this work I used an old photo of my identical twin aunts, and manipulated the image playing with reproducing their image within the image, and at times even animating their image to give it life, and alluding to other point Mitchell made in the chapter regarding the life and desires of images.
The second video in the tryptic is called, 1nf0, and is a response to concepts regarding receiver, transmitter, sender in Robert M. Losee’s article, A Discipline Independent Definition of Information.
The final in the series is called, 10910110010597 (translation: media), and is a response to chapter 10, Addressing Media, in W.J.T. Mitchell’s book, What do pictures want? The lives and loves of images.
LINKS TO VIDEOS:
Re-image/Remagine | 1nf0 | 10910110010597
Losee, Robert M. A Discipline Independent Definition of Information, North Carolina: Journal of the American Society for Information Science 48. 1997. 254-269
Mitchell, Willam J.T. What do pictures want? The lives and loves of images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2005. 76-106 & 201-221