Designer, Artist, Activist, Teacher
(Not So) Silent Movie
Storytelling, at some level, is a means of cultural preservation and instilling moral values. (Not So) Silent Movie seeks to investigate what happens when we refuse to accept the story as it is presented to us. It asks us to question, to draw our own conclusions, to think critically.
In the installation space, everyone begins with the same content, a set of video clips and title cards. The video clips are drawn from old, black and white American Westerns and the title cards are taken from random parts of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. (Not So) Silent Movie invites participants to consider these clips and assemble them in their own way, using their own device or tablets provided in the space, to tell a new story. It encourages each of us to find our own meaning in the content provided.
Special thanks to Professor Arnav Jhala and the Visual Narrative Cluster at North Carolina State University. The data collected from aspects of this installation will support a larger, on-going, research project in the Computational Cinematography lab.