Re: [Frameworks] Exploration of water as a physical active component within Expanded Cinema

From: Gary Thomas (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Sep 05 2010 - 03:04:54 PDT

Hi Jennifer

He Weeps for You - it's a while since i've seen it, but I'm pretty sure the water on screen is live video feed of water actually in the space.


On 5 Sep 2010, at 10:47, jennifer cadger wrote:

> Hi Dinorah,
> Wow your work is fantastic and inspirational, and the kind of work I am interested in looking at. I like the fact that people could choose to be projected on or not. The last installation I did I didn’t give anyone any choice all the projectors were in the centre of the room and I had used plastic mirrors to reflect the projections around the room so that wherever they went they were projected onto. I read Bradley Eros; “there will be projections in all directions...” and looking back I realise that I was inspired by the title but unaware of it when I was creating the installation! Thank you, Jen
> Hi Gary,
> I had seen something like Judith Goddard’s reservoir when looking through YouTube, but it had been under science experiments! Thanks I will look at her work in more depth.
> Re: “bill viola, he weeps for you”
> I weep because Bill Viola can’t help me!
> Love his work but the water is on film and on screen not physically in the space. However I am still keeping my options open since of the use of water in expanded cinema is so diverse I am not sure at this point how to link them to create a good dissertation. It may be that it all comes together like a jigsaw puzzle or I focus on the diversity, I’ll just have to wait and see where my research takes me! Thanks Jen
> Hi David,
> Thanks, Alexander Hahn, “On The Nature of Things” is exactly what I was looking for. Question: How did he get away with the rain machine and the screens in a gallery space!! I had to jump through hoops with Health and Safety at Uni when I did my installation, in the end everyone had to be chaperoned as it was classed as unsuitable for public viewing!
> Hi Andy,
> Yes I was aware of Robert Whitman’s “Shower (1965) but I had forgot about it so thanks for reminding me.
> Ken Jacobs coined the term “paracinema” in relation to films without film but I don’t remember any mention of mist.
> I was aware of Stan Vanderbeek, “Movie-Drome” but after some googling found that yes he did use steam screens in some of his work. Thanks
> Hi Roger
> I had never heard of the artists Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson's. Initial googling has thrown up use of water spay bottles and I have found mention of the humidifiers so I will research further. Thanks
> Hi wenhua shi,
> Thanks, I love Anthony McCall’s work, but I believe it is classified more as paracinema and I am looking more for water rather than mist or steam. However anything that is not directly related to my dissertation topic is still extremely relevant to my studio practice and I am being inspired by every artist mentioned.
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