Instructor: Susanne Hofer Within the last MAS LA module we concentrated on exploring video as an experimental tool for analysing, highlighting a certain aspect of our design proposal or as a visualization tool. As guests we welcomed Marie Laverre and Nadine Schütz.
Our video results _”ORDINARY PLACES”
students: Maki Hasegawa, Gebhard Merk
“Through the looking glass”
students: Angelos Komninos, Iro Theodoropoulou
students: Sofia Prifti, Jacqueline Frizi
“17 postcards from Linth valley”
students: Alexandre Roulin, George Sarmaniotis
student: Gaganjit Singh
student: Mohamed Abdel Hawab
Yesterday after the hole morning editing our videos for the Linth Valley, we saw together with Susanne Hofer the short documentary “66 Scenes from America (1982)” from Jørgen Leth.
Landscape Video & Photography module started with a intense workshop, where we had the opportunity to film on site during Friday and Saturday and discuss with Suzanne Hoffer the main storyboard of each team’s video project. Another great input about how we percieve space through photographs was given today by Corina Rüegg (www.corinaruegg.ch) , followed by great discussions between her and the rest of the MAS LA students.
„ORDINARY PLACES“ urban exploration with photography and video Goal of the course is to be able to use basic video, photographic montage and video editing tools to analyze, perceive and represent contemporary landscape in all its layers.Through the exploration and comparison of video and photography and the noting of each media’s special qualties we want to give new impulses to landscape design and analysis. In addition we discuss feature, documentary and experimental films regarding visual culture and the influence they have on our perception of landscape and urbanity. In so doing, spatial, temporal, aesthetic and social aspects are to be considered. Working with different media tools elucidates the understanding of our projections on these spaces and examines traces of human intervention. Through filmic or photographic montage we arrive at particular attitudes towards these spaces, that allows us to develop assertions on a contemporary image of natural and urban spaces.
Instructor Susanne Hofer, Corina Rüegg