Narrative/Video/Installation

A few recent and significant works

David Michalek’s Slow Dancing at Lincoln Center

Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalkers at MOMA

Diller, Scofido + Renfro Animated Signs at Lincoln Center

Sunday

Prof. Comberg asked me to post this on the site:

 

 

Oh, and someone asked a while back–for the laughing bit, I was watching a stand up comedian (and had one or two shots beforehand), and for the crying part I watched the climax of a documentary called “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father”. Powerful stuff.

Elaborate start/stop motion

355 pictures taken, printed in billboard size and shot again. No photoshop or computer animation.

Making-of story available at http://www.olympus.eu/PENGiant

Start me up,

John

 

Summer Session II Course: 432-920 FATE/CHANCE IN LITERATURE & FILM

Professor: Dr. Vera Zubarev
Course: 432-920 FATE/CHANCE IN LITERATURE & FILM
SEM: Tuesday/Thursday 6-9PM
Bldg/Room: WILL 320
ALL BOOKS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT NO COST – COPYRIGHT LAWS EXPIRED
FATE AND CHANCE
Be a winner – manage all your situations and don’t let a pure chance to govern your life! With a chain of literary characters as a vivid illustration, you will explore a mysterious world of fate and chance and learn about various interpretations of the forces ruling human life. Slavic and Greek mythology, as well as folklore and modern literary works of Russian and Western writers and cinematographers will assist you in your journey to the world of supernatural. Screenings will include Magnolia, Zeffirelli’s and Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet, and much more! Don’t miss this chance to win your fate!

SYLLABUS

WEEK I Introduction
Screening and discussing episodes from Magnolia
FATE AND FREE WILL: Do gods know the future? God in the process philosophy, Greek and Slavic gods; Read Genesis. Screening and discussing About Angels.

WEEK II
FATE AND FREE WILL: Read Oedipus the King.
FATE AND VALUES: Screening/discussing episodes from Count of Monte-Cristo (2002),
STRATEGIC THINKING V. FATE & CHANCE, Fate, chance and the magic in Russian folklore
Screening and discussing The Hedgehog in the Fog & Father Frost

WEEK III
FATE AND CHANCE: Read Romeo and Juliet & A Midsummer Night’s Dream;
Screening and discussing Zeffirelli’s & Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet.

WEEK IV
FATE AND CHANCE IN TOTALITARIAN REGIMES:
Read One Day in the Life Of Ivan Denisovich – the lack or a predisposition?
Screening and discussing Burnt by the Sun.

WEEK V
MYSTICAL FORCES VERSUS DECISION-MAKING: Read/analyzing The Queen of Spades by Pushkin.
Screening and discussing Thirteen Conversation about One Thing.

WEEK VI
HOW TO WIN A CHANCE? Read/Discuss Gambler by Dostoevsky.
Students’ discussions of their favorite movies/works on fate, chance, and predisposition.

Quantum Zoom

Something similar to what we watched yesterday.

 

http://htwins.net/scale/

 

serves more for our last project but i thought it was cool

The Order of Images

Book artist Keith Smith describes how picture order alters the story in The Structure of the Visual Book.