The Soul selects her own society,
then Shuts the door.
e. dickinson

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Autumn, 2007: copyright Hairflip

After hours of digging through
autunm from ACME video on Transit
& Brook St., they incarnated 16 times
within couple hours, though many more
incarnations bound to break the zipper.

This is, so far, is what autumn appears to be:

All the Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
Love Story (Arthur Hiller, 1970)
Chintatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
September (Woody Allen, 1987)
When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
My Father's Glory (Yves Robert, 1990)
The Lover (Nicholas Kazan, 1992)
Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton, 1999)
Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 2000)
Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2003)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring (Kim ki-Duk, 2003)
Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2004)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Panopticonic Tv Tower

Concept stolen from J-dog's panopticon,
though the center tower covered with working TV sets.

-Tv sets are watching the inmate/viewers.
-It'd have to be set up on a smaller scale cuz
the original ones were huge.
-Standard several floors circulating around the Tv Tower
for the viewer/person to walk around.
--> a loose association in which earth revolves around the sun, the ultimate source of light.

Commentary on the viewer being surveillenced by Tv (empty surveillencing)
while also participating in ongoing Tv narratives-->concept of there not needing
to be anyone watching you in the tower (as there is also no one inside the Tv),
as long one is convinced by certain narrative driven strategies to remain within
the metaphorical (or not) confines of the cell. Or it doesn't even have to go that
route! It can just be enjoyed, walked around, watched for pleasure, critiqued for pleasure,
whatever the viewer wants it to be-->perhaps no 'cells' just the tower itself depending
on surrounding space.

*just notes, due to change.

But what will be on the screens?:

-anything on Tv, from karaoke footage of rural parts of Asia to
nostalgiac family episodes, news, commericials, porn, cartoons,
anything, content may change depending on where it'll eventually lead.

With regard to TV, Bentham's panopticon model works in reverse; the screen is open and available to anyone in which the viewer is tricked into believing that one is exercising controlled-viewing through choices of hundreds of channels, when in turn, it works to keep one in a stationary pursuit of choices which are indebted to a production of narratives; the viewer may be seen as chasing after a stream of ghosts working to solidify endless possibilities of a self in a constant process of becoming.