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Publication - Professor John Adams

    Hindsight

    Citation

    Adams, J, 2005, ‘Hindsight’. University of Bristol

    Abstract

    Developed within the ExCiSM framework (see below), Hindsight is a multi-screen work with spatialised acoustic funded by a major AHRB Research Grant. The research field is defined in terms of three inter-related areas, each with specific aims and methods:
    (1) a scaleable audio-visual platform for a multiple-screen environment (MSE) with spatialised acoustic;
    (2) a screenplay and screen work , to explore some exemplary relations between the MSE form, narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematic style and idea;
    (3) development of model forms of documentation appropriate to practice-based research outcomes.

    In a contemporary reading of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the narrative of Hindsight takes the pivotal act of the story and explores relations between identity, image and desire. One thematic strand explores the act of 'looking back' in terms of relations between memory and the material record (film, video, the internet), where fragments of past events and experience reside, open to challenge and interpretation; another strand explores senses in which the look consumes.

    The Expanded Cinema and Screen Media research project (ExCiSM) based at the University of Bristol is a collaboration (led by Adams) between academics, practitioners in media arts, and industry partners to explore the potential of digital technologies for the forms and domains of cinema.

    Full details in the University publications repository