161207 – Master of Film Lecture Series

Esther Polak: A Collision of Sorts
Wednesday 07.12.2016 at 19.30h

Once every three weeks on a Wednesday night, the Master’s department of the Film Academy invites guests to come and give a lecture. The lectures are free and open to all who are interested. A Collision of Sorts by Esther Polak will take place on 7 December and starts at 19.30h. 

Film consists of a synchronization between sound and image. But what happens if you change that standard and use another form of synchronization as the basis for cinematographic experiences?

Coming from a background of “locative media art”, Esther Polak and her partner Ivar van Bekkum, took up the challenge and developed a way to synchronize sound with the recordings of peoples’ trajectories.

During their research adventure they found out that human awareness of trajectories has accelerated immensely with the emergence of new technologies that are capable of tracing and sharing every move that humans, animals and objects make. They wondered whether this could be considered a seventh sense: a sense for location, direction and speed. And if so, could this new sense be the basis for a different cinematographic experience? And then, how would that change the rules of recording and editing? Would it create a new feeling for reality?


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