Spaces of Production and Consumption

I’ve made a few decisions regarding what I should/want/aim to do for the next couple of weeks. Firstly, I wanted to reconsider whether the movement through these spaces are always seamlessly connected as the camera progresses from space to space.

What if the experience of moving through the enfilade begins to work in fragments? These fragments of spaces can then relate much more to each move made by the model.

If the model generates a perspective that constant repeats itself, then the video should nonetheless represent itself through a similar fashion of looping. By doing this, the model becomes what codes and decodes the animation, how those spaces contradict themselves or build up into different conditions.

This then led me to the idea of how the enfilade does not necessarily need to be experienced with a single shot/linear movement from space to space. Unlike Birdman or Russian Ark, where the narrative is tied together by a single shot of a linear space, I would like to explore how the experience of the animation and its linearity can be questioned much further – whether it is through cuts or abrupt transitions.

Moving slightly further away from the palace, I started exploring different notions of the exterior – spaces of production (offices), spaces of consumption (shopping) and paces of comfort (Domesticity)

Finally, I’d like to make a point about sound. In Koyaanisqatsi, Phillip Glass’ score is very much integral to the images that are displayed. One thing i noticed after watching it again is that the music shifts, often quite dramatically or suddenly when the subject matter changes. This relates to tempo, melody, duration and so on.

I’m not particularly saying that I’d like to compose a musical score of such nature. I’d very much like work with the construct of sound and how i could manipulate it and compose it that it becomes as important as the moving image.

Through this, I feel that the idea of a journey, whether it is accurately described or fragmented can really be explored much further.

Again, what is the interior?




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One Response to Spaces of Production and Consumption

  1. Etienne Gilly says:

    It is a bit aside from what you seems to be looking at but there is a really interesting book by Jeannet Kuo ‘space of production’ which describe interior the construction of interior spaces of the factory-typology spaces (Perret, Kahn,…). It is more of an historical research on these early 1950s typologies (that don’t exist anymore) but the book is quite fascinating, especially how she describes the importance of the section to understand these spaces (which on the contrary are hyper generic – and potentially infinite) in plan. I will bring it tomorrow !