Week 5 (Feb.10)

THEME 2: APPROPRIATION and (RE)TRAINING

A WORD ABOUT BLOGS

DISCUSSION: Sound and Image expressions!

Does montage still have any power in the age of psychedelic adjacency?

mass homogenization of difference / leveling of sublime and ridiculous onto the same plane

overexposure / over-wiring / disconnect

collapse of image genres / grains into a homogeneous whole

background hum of the 24-hour NEWS CYCLE

DISCUSSION

Debord – A user’s guide to détournement

APPROPRIATION and (RE)TRAINING

Does this still look / sound shocking?

Kurt Kren – Aktionist Films

Dara Birnbaum – Technology Transformation Wonder Woman

Double Dee & Steinski

Does montage have an effect anymore?: Kuleshov effect (Hitchcock demonstration)

Training (with a strategic purpose in mind)

Buchanan & Goodman: The Flying Saucer – novelty hit (1956) (tested pop vernacular and allegiance to commodity culture)

Name that Tune TV show (1974-82) – money for commodity recognition

The Parallax View (1974): indoctrination montage

John Oswald – Plexure (the signal which provokes anamnesis and makes branding possible)

SPLINTERTEST (beginnings of 90s pop songs) : play as test of instant recognition

Martha Rosler – if it’s too bad to be true, it could be DISINFORMATION

TYPOGLYCEMIA

Peter Roehr – films and sound works – framing off the soundbyte (formalism)

Adjacency Making: Al Green + Love Story

INTRODUCTION OF PROJECT TWO

READING for next week

Michel Chion – Audio-Vision: Glossary (excerpt)

BASIC TUTORIAL

Download Helper (for easy YouTube download)

DVD ripping, Vimeo / YouTube downloading/uploading

Video compression / decompression

 

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