For this residency we propose to produce a ‘digital time collage’. With a focus on the element of time during this residency, we would like to create a moving image-collage that is slowly built up over the 10 day (//2Weeks) period. The focus, as with all of our work, will be loosely based on South Africa. Looking at the past and the present in context with each other, we explore themes relating to mass culture and the impact of its socio-economic rift, the idea of informality within day to day life, and the ‘dislocation’ in communication and technology. These themes will use reference images that influence visual treatment of the time collage.
We will archive still-image and motion in frame-by-frame GIF-style animation, building up a time collage so that the various themes and treatments all interact with each other to illustrate a certain perspective of the South African situation from our perspective. In order to make this work, we might find it easier to construct the final composition, and then recreate this image step by step over the duration of the residency. Once completed we intend to allow for the time collage to loop either back and forth, or to follow a linear progression. We would also like to allude to the idea of 3 dimensionality, perhaps playing with a red and cyan colour parallax on certain compositional layers. Text might also be a further layer to add emphasising this depth of field.
Through the gradual build-up of this composition it will not only allude to the idea of time passing but will also directly relate to ‘where we started then’ to ‘where we are now’ all in context to South Africa.
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