Intro (concept) - "Close your eyes, what do you see?"
Close your eyes while watching this
*Turn your lights off.
*Be in a dark room.
Neglect the visuals and focus on what you see.
A short clip I made last semester, might be a good starting point of our documentary. It works perfectly when it's presented on big screen in the theatre!
4 Part Experiments! (Theme: Seeing)
I think the way to execute our (still-up-in-the-cloud) project is by carrying out different kinds experiments that focus on the various way of seeing! Let the experiment speaks for itself rather than having us explaining or narrating our ideas.
We have these 4 conceptual ideas that explore at the different notion of "seeing" and the way the world around us is being "perceived" [Sarlo and Thao summed it up perfectly ]
- The ability to see when one cannot
- The ability to see what is around us
- The ability to see what cannot be seen
- How are we been perceived and seen?
[Where] - Recreating a place
- Maybe a white empty room with sound playing from different directions trying to simulate a place (construction, outback, grunge, quite study room, street, coffee, or maybe just some interpretive soundscape, doesn't necessary have to be an actual place)
- Maybe a room filled with different kind of writings on the wall describing different objects in a place
- Maybe a projector, projecting different images on walls inside a room
- Or simply a chair in the middle of a street or somewhere rural, top level of a car park?
- A blind person - might be good for the soundscape and projector experiment, documentent what he/she sees and what he/she feels. <Where> 'Soundscape-room' and 'Projector'
- A blind-folded person - could be a good contrast to the blind participant. <Where> 'soundscape-room' 'projector' or even 'outdoor'
- Young/adult/old people - <Where> 'font room' 'soundscape-room' 'outdoor'
- A painter? instead of filming him inside the room, we can have him drawing his imagination of the space <Where> 'soundscape-room' 'font room'
- Sarlo's cousine who has synesthesia - <Where> 'soundscape-room' 'font room' 'outdoor'
If you got time, Check out (Kat, Michael, Sunniva and I)'s Integrated Media Korsakow documentary last semester:
"Bright Sprinters" documentary on the luminous lights in the city I miss them so much!!!