Dear ISEAns,

Dear ISEAns........At ISEA Singapore I presented an artist talk entitled " I am so off myFace: I used to be the oldest geek grrl in the world but I lost my geek and now I am just the oldest grrl in the world". In 2011 I will attempt to get my geek back. Resplendent in sash proclaiming my status as " Beauty in residence", I will attend events, rub shoulders and participate in the greatest gathering of geeks in the world. I will blog the results.

So if you see me across a crowded room, please HELP ME!!

love Di Ball


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

i learn so much

I have used sound in many ways, but it was Emilian's descriptions of ideas that set a spark in my mind. He spoke of how a small fragment of sound can represent a whole history, such as a few bars of 30s jazz; it does not need te structure of a narrative totell a story. We heard examples of sampling where, as he described, the sound is seperated fromt he actual thing/body; the disembodied vioce can be very powerful.

In investigaing loops we spoke of cliches such as a heartbeat and a ticking clock (although these can be powerful), and he explained how a self contained loopplayed out of context can cancel the flowing of time; repitition allowing you to look in detail, to frame, how it acheives a static quality like a photograph.. It is amazing how a tiny variation in a loop can provide interest.