Interactive conducting at Royal Festival Hall

I stumbled on this interactive installation in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall. Your left hand controls the pan and volume of the music, your right is meant to follow the timing line (close up in 3rd pic)Very nice idea but…it just didn’t work properly. The lag between moving your hand and the reaction of the installation was a good 3-5 seconds. Will try and find out what controller they used…

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Project proposal v2 – work-in-progress

The Horror Of Montage: Cut & Debased


 Collaborate with actors, fashion designers, set designers etc to create a narrative film.

Create interactive, print and audio works remixed from this film.

• Can existing works be remixed to create a new narrative / poem?

• The isolation of single frames of a frame creates a new imaginary narrative.

• What does collage do to the single frame?

• How does turning the single frame into a printed work change it?

• How does creating an interactive interface that allows the user to select frames change the work?

• How does viewing a film in print form (ie: every frame of the film printed out) change the work?

• How does viewing a film in via colour palette change the work?

• Looping audio as aural collage



Lev Manovich’s theories on cultural analysis

RiP: A remix manifesto

Stan Douglas’ recombinant narrative loops



Stage 1:

Write + create a short film

Use that as a basis for remixed works

Explore whether print, interactive and audio elements can be successfully derived from a linear narrative (genre) film


Stage 2:

Write + create a long form film

Use that as a basis for remixed works

Expand on the successes and failures from Stage 1



A film to be screened in a cinema

Remixed works to be displayed in a gallery








Jane + Louise Wilson at Paradise Row

janelouisewilson-2janelouisewilson-1Just caught the latest by Jane and Louise Wilson at Paradise Row. Blurb below:

Paradise Row presents False Positives and False Negatives, an exhibition of recent works by Jane & Louise Wilson. Bringing together several bodies of work, the exhibition explores the act of surveillance, considering its form and presence in spaces burdened by potent histories.

Face Scripting – What Did the Building See? is a two-part film installation surrounding the shadowy events of the 2010 assassination of a Hamas operative in a Dubai hotel room, constructed using the artists’ own film and real CCTV footage compiled and then released on YouTube by the UAE’s state police.

The installation used a really simple but effective way of immersing the viewer in the film – a piece of black reflective material positioned on either side of the screen, causing it to reflect and repeat into the distance. Parts of the film contained text written backwards, so the viewer is forced to look at the reflected screen to read the text the right way round. An idea worth stealing for sure.

Interactive horror film from 2010

“German movie, Last Call, is the first ever interactive horror movie. When you go into the theatre, you text your phone number to a speed-dial database. During the movie, the protagonist makes a phone call to a random audience member and asks their advice. “Should I go up or down?” “Left or right?” “Should I help the creepy man wrapped in bandages, rocking back and forth on the floor, or should I look out for myself?” Voice recognition software means the character identifies what the audience member wants them to do and follows his or her instructions.”,news-6093.html