Re: [Frameworks] physical water within expanded cinema.

From: Tom Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 15 2010 - 07:47:41 PST

This is a bit off the mark, but anyway. ... The Lumina was a large and famous beach resort in the early 20th century in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, near Wilmington. They built a large screen out in the ocean and people would swim and watch films (silent films, but of course with a surf soundtrack). What a booth to work in, huh? - can you imagine the sand and salt spray? See the picture at The Lumina burned down a long time ago, but it's still Lumina Drive right through the heart of Wrightsville.

- Tom Durham, NC
From: email suppressed] On Behalf Of jeanne LIOTTA
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [Frameworks] physical water within expanded cinema.

I haven't seen any of these but I have seen SILT's performance at MOMA where they projected film onto a mirror submerged in water behind a screen and they bounced the image back onto it. I think thats what was happening. It was like 10 years ago. SILT's performance like so many film performances were rarely captured, and if they were it usually doesnt do justice. But they often worked with water and other forms of their local natural world .
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 2:43 PM, jennifer cadger <email suppressed>> wrote:
Dear Frameworks,

I am still working on my dissertation re: physical water within expanded cinema. Unfortunately there is an extreme lack of information about some of the artist I have found and believe me I have JSTOR, Wilson Web'ed and Googled!

Caroline Locke's "Breath" (2002)?
If you have seen this work could you answer a few questions?
Can you hear the sound of the heartbeat in the gallery space?
In the Aluminium tanks I am presuming there is a vortex of water??
How then does the sound of the heartbeat affect the water?
Is there the equivalent of a hammer that copies the heartbeat or is it the physical sound vibrations that affect the water i.e are there speaker inside the tank?
There is also a mention of video loops.
What are the images on the video loops?
What surface are the video loops projected onto?

Alexander Hahn "On the nature of things" (1996)
I have watched the video of this installation on 'Vimeo' and have information about the work however, I noticed on the list of materials is 1 Projector.
What was the projector projecting and onto what surface was it projecting?

I have basic descriptions of the following installations;

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's "Pulse Tank" (2008)

Michael Brown "Turbulent Landscapes" (1996) and "Meanderings" (1993)

Lulu Quinn "Jetty Greenwich Millennium village" London (2008)

Pearl Hirshfield, various installations "Autumn", "Summer", etc (1984)

Jim Hamlyn "1728sqft, 16070Ltrs" (1991) and "Broken English" (1993)

David Hall "Narcissus I" and "Narcissus II" (1976)

If you have seen these installations, I would be grateful if you would write a review of your experience of the work.

Thank you all in advance.

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