Expanded Cinema: Reactivating Space Through Projection

Saturday, November 2, 2018, 9:00-10:30am
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Expanded cinema and video mapping technology move beyond the possibilities of traditional single-channel or screen-based media by creating a conversation with their surroundings. For this workshop, participants will learn how to use video mapping and projection to reimage and reactivate physical spaces. This working group will work with the free software VPT to project on handmade cardboard objects made during our time together. Working group participants will also get a brief history of expanded cinema and see examples of spaces reimagined by the art form. Participants will leave the working groups with the basic skills to create a dialogue with physical space through projection.


Natalie Minik is a documentary artist based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a part-time lecturer at the Film and Media Studies program at Tufts University and a member of the AgX Film Collective. Natalie was the 2013-2014 Lewis Hine Fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies where she made work centered on documentary’s relationship to Boston area nonprofits. She received her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University in 2013 and also holds a certificate in Documentary Journalism from Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Additionally, she served as editor of the online photography publication, OneOneThousand.org, from 2010-2013.


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