Once again she graces our minds and our hearts with the final lecture and week of University life. *Sigh* these are the days I’ll miss even if I don’t believe it now; no offence Nes, but after thirteen weeks, I’m still not much of a blogger 🙂
The Creative Body, aka Each and Every One of Us.
(Ps. I do admit the title of this post was sung in my head like the way Big Red sung out Torrance Shipman’s name for Cheer-leading Captain in Bring it On……..)
The kooky, wonderful Tania was bursting with life and huffing and puffing through our doors to give us the dirty word that is THEORY!
The research of a particular object or desire is for ever circulating, effect of material change everything forever more in our lives.
Of course through this particular post you can expect some random throw ins as Tania is a tad spontaneous and when one thing interrupts her, she makes it part of the show. So right about now we had a student with their phone going off, claiming it was ‘Turtles’ who was calling her, just as Tania had a slide on saving the cygnet she added to save the turtles! They need our help after all….
So what if the screen we were watching moving pictures on came to life itself and was moving, within showing a movie?
This is the main factor of todays lecture that had me questioning what the effect and wanting result would be wanting to get out of this?
Tania’s part of a trio that brainstorm, create and act miniature films on living cells that would have to be viewed through a magnifying glass to see every outline and detail. The examples Tania showcased today had the events in the movie showcased on organisms relevant to the theme. For example; a horror film with gore and shock was projected on to blood. We all know there are some crazy and out there designers that have produced many an insane side of the creative industries, but did any one of us think that using science to create design and art was such a big factor? It may as well be its own course I think. Can we put this in the curriculum? I’d love to do such a course. The world is fascinating, and using this side of things could be such a big contributor to ECU’s graduates…. Well at least in my opinion it is….
[I’d insert the image shown in the lecture of her group of bandits, but the lecture is not uploaded to blackboard]
BIO-KINO!! Tania’s bandit of three consists of her lovely self as the film historian and theorist, an optical engineer that assists with the main part of their miniature viewing for making the images portrayed so tiny in the ending result and a tissue culturing technique-er. To start with, the group had to make an apparatus for the editing and creating of such a side of filming. They were inspired by Edison’s apparatus that left Tania with a sense of it coming off as a coffin, She took this and rotated Edison’s construction to work with this theory; it was after all clips on living substances or parts of the body that gave a resemblance to the ‘death box.’
In the very beginning it all started with their very first trial, a short clip portrayed on to the cornea of a mouse that they had to get a special license for, seen as this mouse in particular was already from use of the UWA students in the Anatomy Lab for muscle research. However in Tania’s opinion this trial failed simply because of she wanted a moving picture on a living part of life, the cornea was of course off of a dead mouse. BUT, this is a segment about why research is a for ever continuing system. It contributes to all factors and helps with those extra steps needed in any presentation.
Through the funky outburst of clips and sound effects given in this lecture, Tania mentioned the convention she will be attending in Brisbane later this year for her presentation on her latest project; Super Dementi8. This entitles eight films that surrounded Tania’s childhood growing up. A film mentioned is on the original motion picture of Star Trek, but more; one that caught my attention was a film reel consisting of John Wayne screen appearances where she, as she quotes, acts “sacrificial screening.” The task is the screening of this motion picture on a projector where every time John Wayne’s face appears on the screen, Tania will jam a screwdriver into the celluloid film so that Wayne’s face will burn and shrivel up while in projection. An ode to John I suppose. This sounds amazing to me, sure the surprise now is ruined but I would still receive a shock to see a clip warp on the big picture. It is almost tempting to travel to QLD for this experience let alone attend the whole organisation and convention.
Finally what is live cinema? Tania shows us the research she conducted herself and came up with a fair few pages of discussion on the matter. In the end it came down to four structures;
With research and conductivity, scientists get to an end and are done with the matter, for creative industry enthusiasts many doors continue to open through each and every step; it’s continuously ongoing.
I leave you with this, when you think of an idea or creation, does it just stop at what you come up with? Or does it lead to other ideas that spontaneously pop into your head? I know for me this is most definitely the case. For years I’ve kept ideas in the back of my mind for a rainy day to be perfected and showcased to the world. I hope one day you will read my name in lights and know that you had witnessed the first time I knew this was going to happen.
Thank you for reading my blogs and like I’ve probably said before; I hope they were understandable (and passable :)) to you. Enjoy the rest of your days and hopefully we’ll cross paths at a designers convention!!
Unfortunately I’d like to add some photos from the lecture this morning, but as mentioned earlier, the slide show is not on blackboard therefore making it an impossibility 😦
Bring it On [Film]. (2000). We are Cheerleaders! California, America: Beacon Communications. [2:01] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWLdsqhYVxM
Kinetoscope Image Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetoscope
Live Cinema: Michael Kargl. (2012). Interview with Mia Makela: Live Cinema – Language and Elements. CONT3XT.NET. Retrieved from http://cont3xt.net/blog/?p=541
Wikipedia Page: Kinescope Technology. (n.d.). In Kinetoscope Wiki. Retrieved Novemeber 2, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetoscope