Documentary Design Studio

I am putting forward a Documentary Design Studio in the media undergraduate program today, which will involve working in an external collaboration, using Korsakow.

The studio will be forming a partnership with an art gallery, and we will be collaborating with an award winning photographer/videographer, and youth theatre group – on the repurposing of a theatrical art project into experimental interactive documentary forms.

The curator of the gallery is interested in this studio producing outcomes that can potentially be published on the Internet, and set up as screen installations in the gallery space. The actual outcomes will be determined through a design process that involves working with the collaborators.

All this will involve putting Korsakow through the mill (so to speak) make or break.

K-film – The End: Death in Seven Colours

A new K-film release The End: Death in Seven Colours by David Clark. An overview and interview written up by Matt Soar. An excerpt from that review:

DAVID CLARK’s new Korsakow film The End: Death in Seven Colours is a labyrinthine and thoroughly absorbing exploration of the deaths of Alan Turing, Sigmund Freud, Princess Diana, Jim Morrison, Judy Garland, Walter Benjamin, and Marcel Duchamp. The deaths of these historic figures are examined through the prism a vast, encyclopedic media mash-up. The work presents an ‘exploded view’ diagram of our culture’s relationship to death and narrative closure. Like a chose-your-own-adventure conspiracy theory, The End weaves together a paranoid meta-text organized around themes of concealment, secrecy, the unknown, and the shifting boundary between animal, man and computer in the post-human era.

Lost Leader project

The Lost Leaders project by Matt Soar in collaboration with Jackie Gallant, which uses an auto play version of Korsakow on Otherzine.

http://www.othercinema.com/otherzine/lost-leaders-14/

The website for the project:

http://www.lostleaders.ca/lost-leaders-2-interactive/

Direct link to Korsakow work Lost Leaders #2.

http://www.lostleaders.ca/films/1.2/

It is worth noting the use of sound in the background function, in the previews, and as part of the main content.

The ‘about’ summary of the Korsakow component:

My collaboration with sound artist Jackie Gallant has added a much-needed dimension to the project, and our first outcomes are: Lost Leaders #1 (see above); Lost Leaders #2 (a Korsakow film in which the user literally plays the film by combining ambient sound, ‘mouseover’ sound triggered by user interactions, and sound accompanying the videos selected by the user); and, Lost Leaders #3 aka baby deer.