Proposal v3

Project Proposal v3

The Horror Of Montage: Cut & Debased


 Aim 1:

Create a narrative film from archived / found or submitted footage

 Aim 2:

Create a narrative film from self-shot footage

 Then apply the following criteria to these works

 Create interactive, print and audio works remixed from these films.

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

• The isolation of single frames creates a new 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 puts control into the hands of the viewer 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 via colour palette change the work?

• Live video montage using Processing / Matting

• Audio as aural collage


Lev Manovich’s theories on cultural analysis

RiP: A remix manifesto

Stan Douglas’ recombinant narrative loops

Video remix culture (EBN / Hexstatic)

Assemblage and montage (in film and on paper)


Stage 1:

Write + create short (1 minute) films

Use these 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 (30 mins plus) 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



Until December 2013


January – March 2014

Short film works and remixes




April – July 2014

Reflection and further works


August – September 2014

Writing / Find collaborators


October – November 2014

Finalise script


December – March 2014

Casting, shooting


April – June 2014

Editing, remixing


July 2014

Project end





Eli CORTIÑAS: Confessions with an open curtain (EXCERPT)

Hunting + Gathering in the Digital Wilderness by Leila Christine Nadir

Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento by Maitland McDonagh

Mashup Cultures by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss

The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker

The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell  by Roxy Radulescu

Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling by Eduardo Navos

Soft Cinema: Navigating The Database by Lev Manovitch


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