Tag Archives: blending

Trace and audio walks

Janet Cardiff’s audio walks

a kind of conceptual blend in which a layer of sound is overlain an urban walk.

Is trace a fundamental aspect of intermedial  processes – that which is passed on as a trace?

Paul Sietsema is a good example of an artist using intermedial processes

Conceptual blending – articles


Deals with memory loci and related methods – see also Francis Yates.


Application of CB to painting


Book art and architecture


Models composition from perspective of CB.


CB and Augmented reality


CB in sound art practice – also a PhD thesis at LCC.

Portland notes 3

Intermedia, gestures, spectrality, terrain vague

Gesture and performativity in relation to intermedia – the gesture of photography (Flusser)

Terrain vague – Stalker. an inbetween zone. a kind of ghost story.

Blend modes and spectrality (spirit photography)

Blending in The Sandman -Stan Douglas

Blending in Vera Lutter’s photographs – due to long exposure

Tracing gestures – Pierre Bismuth tracing gestures from film and displaying them over a photograph – another form of blending.




Notes from train to Manchester 3

Automata themes

Kleist and automata – the dancer and naturalness.
The gesture and the dancer
Spectres and blending – photography enables this appearance.

Spectres and automata- the digital hybridity (half living, half dead). Absence and presence.

Motion capture, the trace and the animation of gesture. Reanimating, bringing back to life and

living with.

Spectral framework- animation as between being and absence. Temporal hybridity- time is out of joint.

Spinning heads (Derrida) – animation.
Spectrality and automata – a digital version of 19c photography?

Rhetoric of the image (phantasmagoria). Science versus superstition. Or Neoliberalism versus the spectres of Marx. What is the rhetoric in relation to Spectrality?

Combinatorics and creativity- conceptual blending. Combinatorics and digital hybridity. Re- animating.

Moving from 2D to 3D. 3D Photogrammetry and the cast.

Portland notes 1

Trace and conceptual blending – Marey’s photographs are blended films

link to the buddhist monk ascending descending hill problem as solved by conceptual blending – film 1 goes up hill, film2 goes down hill.  Superpose films.

link between negative, casting and trace.

Rachael Whiteread –  cast of a space or mould for a wall? positive or negative?  traces on the wall

a bit like a daguerreotype – could be negative or positive depending on the angle or perspective from which it is viewed.

A negative may not be spectral (ref Vera Lutter).  A spectre is in-between positive and negative.