Friday, May 15, 2009


Kodachrome slides found in a garage full of images of South Louisiana circa 1950s / 1960s formed the beginnings of my thesis
which will incorporate:
• Archival Storytelling
• Documentary Photography
• Interviews / Audio
• Photo Exhibit
• Web Site
Sample Project

Thursday, May 14, 2009

flammes d'enfer

click here for movie

Saturday, May 9, 2009

final project_sound installation

THE CLOCK sound collage and installation.

Friday, May 1, 2009


My project, an installation audio piece titled THE CLOCK, explores how people attempt to reclaim the past through an inanimate object, in this case a clock. I am interested in the contrast between mechanical precision and human frailty. My aim is to prompt reflection of the question: Is it possible to reconstruct the past and subvert the outcome? THE CLOCK audio is played through speakers over a box with a spread from an open book on clock repair (diagrams), dirt, and a childhood object. The audio is a sound collage of one woman's quest to find a clock reminiscant of her childhood, with added music, mechanics and elements. I am influenced by the assemblage art of Joseph Cornell, and the installation team Janet Cardiff and George Miller as well as the work of Alvin Lucier and Gavin Bryars. Click here for the current audio. Click here for the final powerpoint presentation Sunday May 10, 2009.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Here is the final research paper (PDF) in conjunction with my final project titled The Clock.

final project_audio

Click here for the latest audio version of my final project titled The Clock. Originally conceived as a video project, it was thought too static so evolved into an audio piece. Please also view this ppt presentation which shows precedents, storyboards and research photos.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Editing Ch. 6 - Great examples in this reading - many I have not seen. Our group reading discussed graphic matches and non-diegetic cuts. What comes to mind when I think of the use of colored objects woven or cut throughout scenes I think of the use of the color yellow - objects such as a balloon - or hat - in the gorgeous film THE LAST EMPEROR. Similarly, the french film THE FABULOUS DESTINY of AMELIE POULIN used reds and greens from the intro titles to her red shirt in the the last moped scene. I watched Hitchcock's SHADOW OF A DOUBT for the sixth time over the holiday weekend. It's a good example of non-diegetic cutting - shot of the "merry widow" murderer intercut with couples waltzing to the Merry Widow Waltz. Additionally the waltz serves as an erie background as we (like Theresa Wright) find out her uncle is the killer at large. On YouTube, only the intro shows the waltz, not any scenes with the intercut.