narrative filmic strategies go paradox: “- ./”

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The video uses Morse Code to visualize and sonify a section of the index from the book, “Point and Line to Plane”, written by Wassily Kandinsky in 1926. The project wants to interpolate the visual space generated in the video’s composition of abstract/aesthetic elements (line, plane, form) with the informational space constructed in the Morse code translation, as a way to invert the commonly known method of narration in audio-visual media. By presenting an abstract video sequence which linearly reads Kandinsky’s text using Morse Code, the work reverts filmic strategies of narration to a paradox.

The project described in the words of its producers:

One of the proposed aims … is to interpolate of the visual or “cinematic” space generated in the video’s composition of abstract /aesthetic elements (e.g., line, plane, form) with the informational space constructed in the Morse code translation, as a way to invert the commonly known method of narration in audio-visual media. …

… The video “- ./” also recreates the impression of a Bildstörung yet not through a “re-engineering” of technology, but through a carefully constructed image sequence which simultaneously acts within the codes of aesthetics and communication. (link)

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