This paper represents the written component of my MFA graduating project, and was written to accompany a multi-media projection, screened at VIVO studios on July 20th, 2009. The project, entitled Dreamtime Jetztzeit, explores how mass media forms and technological change alter the collective and individual experience of time and space, and how these types of spatiotemporal changes can affect the way we experience the world. Focussing on the transition from analog to digital as a unique and transitory place from which to take stock, Dreamtime Jetztzeit traces a series of constructed binaries - film/old versus digital/new, film/dream versus digital/awake - and combines the political history of mass media change with sociological concerns and cognitive theory. Produced from the point of view of a practicing media artist, Dreamtime Jetztzeit uses both old and new technologies to explore the social and political implications of media change.
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