AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1 & 2

MS-CORE


 

SHAPES OF FICTION : VIRTUAL ETYMOLOGIES
CHARLES ARSÈNE-HENRY AND CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
Wednesdays, 2pm - 5pm

What if you could access a text or a film as one enters an abandoned spaceship ?

In 1897 — 
Stéphane Mallarmé discovered the multiverse through the form of a poem — A Throw of the Dice Never Will Abolish Chance
Each of its double pages opening a space of suspense and virtual existence
To approach several facets of this complex object you will conceive a reading device — Metalogue — capable of revealing and reaching its different ontological levels

In other fictions —
A metaphor, a dissolve, a gameplay, the shift in the use of a pronoun, phosphorescence or a slow tracking shot will be examined and drawn as operations.
They will compose the logics of Metalogue — the way it moves within the poem 

In an AA room — 
A double projection, a sound system, a writing software, a 3d printer will constitute physical anchor points. With them you will make Metalogue appear
What if the etymology of reading was still to be found? 
Operagraphy includes Stéphane Mallarmé White Water Lily, Grant Morrison Multiversity, Makoto Shinkai The Place Promised in our Early Years 
Geometry of printed elements will intersect diagram, model and ikebana 
Central definition — Meta: a state of fiction in which operations — tropic movements, scopic shifts, transitions, speeds etc — are entities equal to heroic characters

Session 1: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
LECTURE: VIRTUAL ETYMOLOGIES 

Session 2: Wednesday 10th October 2018 
Introducing Metacamera, Outplug, Phenophor and Double Page

Session 3: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Conceiving Metalogue 

Session 4: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Conceiving Metalogue 

OPEN WEEK 

Session 5: Wednesday 7th November 2018 
Conceiving Metalogue 

Session 6: Wednesday 14th November 2018 
Conceiving Metalogue 

Session 7: Wednesday 21st November 2018 
Conceiving Metalogue 

Session 8: MS JURY DAY: Wednesday 28th November 2018 
METALOGUE PLAYS