TOMORROW IN THE MAILBOX

BACKGROUND

The project is an attempt to apply the agents mentioned in research paper on strategies in arts to create new attentional forms.  A previous work, Tomorrow in a Glass, is selected and reworked to include agents including concrete & defamiliarization, chance & indeterminacy and breaking the fourth wall.

The original version of the work is a live video system to generate random videos based on the weather forecast readings from a storm glass.

For the new version, 28 participants are invited to subscribe to receive updates about the project.  The storm glass is placed in a new location suggested by one participant every day, the system generates a new video based on the reading on site, and the result is sent to all participants via email.

The materials generated from the readings is used to create a 4-part new work, each part is finished by the end of every week.  The editing is done everyday, and progress is emailed to subscribers together with the forecast video.

THE SYSTEM

 

Coverages / Extended readings

Research paper: Unique agents in art to activate new attentional forms since 20th century as media archaeology

Earlier versions: Tomorrow in a Glass

Earlier versions: Weather Forecast

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