For my first lecture for experimental narrative we thought about how a narrative is created and how to form them in an experimental way.

The first point made was to AVOID CLICHE’S!

That way the piece stands out from the regular thoughts usually given to what it is considered as. In return showing the work of Peter Finch & David Weiss starting it with originality.

This was a experimental piece that they had created and had won awards at the Berlin and Sydney film festivals.

However, they later tried to take Honda to court for copying their idea, questing originality. Raising the point that an idea can’t be copy written only the final outcome that you create from it.

Leading on to other forms of which an idea has expanded such as that of eating

Here they have worked to avoid the cliche’s. Through the way they are cut and what the viewer can see or from the use of shape. In turn creating a sinister look and a twist to a routine scene.

Turning towards paper like with William S. Burroughs cut ups, where he took a piece of text, cut it up word by word and then placed them in a bag, removing each piece from the bag using the order as a way of forming the new piece. This was then recorded to form the sound version.

In this video, the speed of parts of the clips is altered and spaced out so to make it faster or slower, in shorter or larger outbursts. That is coming from a distance to a close distance.  That way creating outbursts that are frantic, repetitive and slow all in one clip yet the words speak of what sounds like a gossiping conversation mixed with an expressive story between two people that is being spoken by one woman. The imagery is based on an isolated mouth so it is the only part the viewer has to focus on creating the form as word of mouth.

While here the sound is stretched but is still able to be understood but is repeated of a select phrase then played on a loop. At the same time the imagery is based on the viewing on a clip with green lighting flashing so to resemble being watched by security. The green light also responds in time to the sound and create an outlook as being something that is seen at a night club.

Where as with this version the words “Let the Music Play” is put on a loop and is repeated at different levels of being stretched so to give the feel of starting off as part of a dj set to a ghostly, alien like feel turning to being smurf like voices. With the imagery just being a imagery of a crackled affect so to give an impact of no transmission being available but nothing except televised snow.

This forms the research of my first task!


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