Strata streams

Mckay, Andy and Wilson, David (2013) Strata streams. [Video]

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Abstract

Images from the physical world of natural forms often inherit characteristics that the brain is able to comprehend in the process that takes place as information from the senses is absorbed to give context, sense and meaning to that which we are seeing – thus providing us with a collective sense of narrative to our experience of the physical world around us. (We can mostly agree when a tree is a tree).

When some of the layers of this information are removed, changed and reconstructed; or we are simply induced - even mesmerised - into giving more time for the seeing and hearing, the link between the image/sound source and the sensory context is broken - necessitating a form of narrative reconstruction. ( eg. When the image of the tree loses some, or even all, of its “ treeness “ )

Does this phenomenon reduce audience appreciation and understanding, or actively challenge our imagination to build new, more individual, diverse and subjective associations and narratives through creative interaction with the work? In narrative terms – that less is more.

Strata Streams is a poetic constantly changing sensory journey that seeks to explore visual and auditory abstraction and narrative association, asking, en-route, questions about perception.

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Additional Information:Images from the physical world of natural forms often inherit characteristics that the brain is able to comprehend in the process that takes place as information from the senses is absorbed to give context, sense and meaning to that which we are seeing – thus providing us with a collective sense of narrative to our experience of the physical world around us. (We can mostly agree when a tree is a tree). When some of the layers of this information are removed, changed and reconstructed; or we are simply induced - even mesmerised - into giving more time for the seeing and hearing, the link between the image/sound source and the sensory context is broken - necessitating a form of narrative reconstruction. ( eg. When the image of the tree loses some, or even all, of its “ treeness “ ) Does this phenomenon reduce audience appreciation and understanding, or actively challenge our imagination to build new, more individual, diverse and subjective associations and narratives through creative interaction with the work? In narrative terms – that less is more. Strata Streams is a poetic constantly changing sensory journey that seeks to explore visual and auditory abstraction and narrative association, asking, en-route, questions about perception.
Keywords:Film, Installation, Natural Forms, Abstract
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W613 Film & Sound Recording
W Creative Arts and Design > W612 Producing Motion Pictures
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media
ID Code:7089
Deposited By: Andy McKay
Deposited On:11 Dec 2012 23:38
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:20

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