March 2010 Archives

Synthetic Times

Medi(A)rt China
Artist: Jeffrey Huang & Muriel Waldvogel (Convergeo)
Work: "Newscocoons" - Media: Inflatable furniture, various technologies

Jeffrey and Muriel had a unique future sense frame of artwork. Their furniture was out of the ordinary. It definitely reminded me of what the future has to offer due to the inclining technological advances. Furniture that is created to tell news and entertain us with intelligence as well as vivid colors that shines in the night; is just outstanding. Not only can you sit in them, but you can also be updated with information relatively to whatever suites yours likings. Having an artwork that you can upload videos, pictures, and even blogs, is something unexpected. You definitely would not see that kind of furniture anywhere in the world. The fact that the furniture is living and breathing on it's own is amazing. The furniture somehow generates it's size by the amount of information that it can contain within itself, the more information that it's fed, the bigger the size of the cocoon (as it's otherwise known as). I can't figure out how artists' think up these phenomenal ideas that contributes to improving human society. In a way you can see how advanced media furniture can be frown upon in for America. What good does it do for our society when all we're praising is to be less productive by sitting on our butts and not being actively involved with the world, let alone our community? I'd say that not all artwork are generally supposed to be contributing to society in a good way. Perhaps artwork should make a statement and make inspirational acknowledges or even disapproval glances, which happens to come and go more than others. I think Jeffrey and Muriel have a great understanding of how our society needs to incorporate more social and communicational ideals to the future.

Film Sequence Analysis

Film Analysis
"Alien Song"

The clip is less than a minute long. But I really wanted to say a lot about it. So I hope that it doesn't matter if the requirement of the film was suppose to be about 3 minutes long instead. The short clip to this link:
This was a very thought out film. The beginning of the video showed the alien sitting down. The lighting was dim and a little dark to show that this alien was sad. There was a certain spotlight on the alien so the focus on her would be more dramatic. The camera focused on her side view face at the beginning of the song, when she became more dramatic the camera view was of her front side of the face. There was more movement of the camera instead of before when there wasn't a lot of movement. Less motion of the camera meant that it was more sad and depress. As for more motion, it represented power and anger. The lights that came out to demonstrate how this alien had a stronger personality was very energetic and yet powerful. The alternations of the lights switching different colors and position showed a more cheerful and intriguing part of the clip. Which draws most of your attention of the mood changing of the character. The alien herself gave a lot of hand and body movement. Demonstrating how she felt. Movement of hand and body tells a story and it definitely express the emotions she was trying to convey. She shook her hips back and forth to the beat, she used a lot of hand emotions and also a lot of head movements to show disbelief and a "good riddance" type of head gesture. She also used a lot of eye squinting to express her emotions more. Since this is suppose to be a funny clip. The ending was beautifully done. The song ended abruptly and a big disco ball smashed into her. That image including the sound effects of the glass breaking at the end showed the ending of the clip. There was no more background music and the character had disappeared underneath the big disco light that had crushed her. Which just showed that the clip ended and that was the end.

Sound Art Project

Triple C's: Chelsea's and Chinna's City

Sound Project.wav

Flip Book Animation