23 January 2009

January 23, 2009


I returned to the video clips filmed last summer and decided to focus on sections of the body moving.

Also tried loading the videos to Youtube as MPEG file to see if it improves the quality.




The aim is to provide a better sense of the link between movement and identity with out it becoming filming of body language or dance focused and to try to move away now from such a direct link with dance that I have used up till now to provide a frame work that I was familiar with.

Another challenge is that of making more substantial films of longer duration.

 Becoming more aware of the technical questions around the quality of the piece and duration and the way it should be viewed in regards to the final installation/environment.

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January 20, 2008

‘Visible thought: the new psychology of body language.’by Geoffrey Beattie( psychologist for the Big Brother TV programme.) Routledge. 2004.

This book examines the body language of the contestants on the Big Brother programme and explores a lot of hand and arm gestures for their meaning and relationship to an individuals emotions.

It helped to clarify the difference in the sort of movement I am interested in as this book refers to non-verbal communication movements  which are not the ones  that I have been currently looking at. That the movements I have been drawing on might need to be differently labeled to those that take when people are engaging in verbal  interaction. This, I feel, could be the form of interaction that becomes lost when we are communicating online.

If it is lost and important to our fully communicating then as a habitual and subconscious action it must take some other form, still happen or wither and if it does wither, than what happens how does that affect our communication on line and then subsequently, our face to face interaction?

How is the loss of the physical body in online communication like this affecting our sense of identity within relationships built on line, or are these not relationships? Or a new form of relationship with different boundaries and understandings?