Playback Head

Author: 
Date created: 
2019-11-22
Identifier: 
etd20618
Keywords: 
Home movie
Audiovisual
Installation art
Immersive art
Cinema
Music
Abstract: 

Playback Head is an audiovisual journey that considers the transience of time, the bonds of family, and the experience of (im)migration. This project is comprised of two separate pieces: a multichannel audio/video installation, and a short film. It combines footage collected over a period of fifty years, on both analogue and digital media, with a collage of evocative soundscapes and experimental music. A synesthetic depiction of past events—recollections of childhood, travelling, and different homes—these works combined investigate possible relations between sound and image, employing different kinds of media technologies, and set in distinct contexts, such as the cinema and the gallery space, each one with its own set of possibilities and idiosyncrasies.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
File(s): 
Appendix B. Excerpt from the short film Playback Head
Appendix C. Video documentation of the multimedia installation Playback Head
Senior supervisor: 
Arne Eigenfeldt
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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