Marey combined multiple exposures from the same camera position to trace motion of an object, person. The picture of the object/person was unimportant.
In photogrammetry pictures taken by a camera moving around an object are combined to form a 3D surface reconstruction. The motion is a means to an end, to create a 3D map of the object.
The word spectrum derives from the latin for ghost.
The spectrum is also a kind of trace, an operation in which a parameter (frequency, mass, etc) is displayed and analysed within a continuum.
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
Just read Agamben’s Notes on gesture, also his paper on Aby Warburg.
also Jill Bennets -the gesture of intermediality. link to follow
These papers seem to provide a way of thinking about the intermedial gesture and media in general.
Trace – evidence, detection, objectivity. also hunting and survival.
Figure/ ground – pareidolia, imagination, subjectivity, playing.
These oppositions seem to form a dialectic in our relationship to images.
The spectres of technology and circulation (both market and reproduction)
Trace – image analysis – link to authentication (fingerprint, retinal etc)
Sietsema deals with technology by a kind of bracketing. The intermedial gesture.
This could be a detourned project plan. Going to use a diagram to illustrate project relationships and flow between different aspects.