Supra-dimensional Montage in Cinema and the Arts
Talk and workshop
Clea T. Waite
Supra-dimensional Montage in Cinema and the ArtsTalk and workshop
The moving image is straining away from the confines of the rectangular screen, flatness and frontality, from the one-dimensional timeline of linear narrative, and passive viewing. As the vernacular “space” dominates contemporary discourse in the arts, the moving image is reimagined as a supra-dimensional extension of itself – as spatial, architectonic, immersive, responsive, poly-perspectival, and poly-temporal. A poetry of space emerges, comparable with the inventions that manifested in the artworks of the avantgarde, works that enfold embodiment, participation, and a multiplex geography. A new spatiotemporal experience of the cinematic arises out of the supra-dimensional approach.
Clea T. Waite is an intermedia artist, scholar, engineer, and experimental filmmaker whose artworks investigate the material poetics that emerge at the intersection of art, science, and technology. She creates immersive, cinematic works engaging embodied perception, dynamic composition, and sensual interfaces. Her themes examine climate change, astronomy, particle physics, history, feminism, and popular culture. Waite received her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice, combining a background in physics and computer graphics from the MIT Media Lab with her current research in cinema, media art, and critical theory. She brings a unique blend of expertise to her projects from which cross-disciplinary synergies emerge.
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