Oracle

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

Abstract

Oracle is a work for single screen HD video and stereo sound.Through the use of re-contextualised and re-imagined archive material together with close harmony vocal music, the work intends to reveal the beliefs and statements of the 19th century pioneering female mathematician Ada Lovelace. In this work successions of objects are rotated in front of the camera such as a sextant, a vision mixer and a microphone. Presented in this way their primary functions are obscured allowing for alternative narratives to be constructed. Different images flash by, appearing through the translucent membranes and upon the reflective surfaces that they possess. The disembodied singing voices that can be heard become the tools with which to make comments from afar, to mark time and to measure distance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2012
Eventexhibition - Autumn Almanac: The voice and the lens, IKON Gallery, Birmingham. Video installation exhibited 08/11/12-11/11/12, live vocal performance and digital slide projection took place 09/11/12.
Duration: 8 Nov 2012 → …

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Vocal music
Reflective
Membrane
Flash
Sound
Translucent
Mathematicians
Appearings
Close Harmony
Oracles

Bibliographical note

Videography, video production, digital images, original vocal music and vocal performance are by the creator. Copyright Amy Cunningham.

Keywords

  • mediation
  • women in science
  • voice
  • video
  • music
  • re-contextualisation
  • appropriation
  • technology

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