Author: tmemmott

Ingenstans

ingenX Posted by in Video Work, on October 10, 2015

Ingenstans (meaning “nowhere” in Swedish) is a video project about living between languages, trading American city life for village life in Sweden, or somewhere, nowhere. As a whole, the film could be taken as a sort of ethnographic film, combining elements of documentary film with narrative film, spurious accounts of cultural icons, and reenactments of […]

Nameless Films

namelessPic Posted by in Video Work, on October 10, 2015

Collaboration with Sandy Florian 2007 – 2008 Nameless Films produced four short, experimental narrative films in Paris, France. The method of production was “Godardian” by default, dealing with improvisation and happenstance. The narratives are compressed and emphasize the embedded poetics of the moment. The videos were produced with a loose framework — a rough idea, […]

Digital Culture Lecture Tour

DCT01 Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

ONLINE AT: https://twitter.com/DigCultLectTour Digital Culture Lecture Tour is a network performance enacted through images posted on Twitter. The performance took place April through July 2014. Taking its primary cue from the Netprov work of Rob Wittig and Mark Marino, the work follows “Dr. T Memmott”, an avatar for myself on a fictional lecture tour with […]

Huckleberry Finnegans Wake

HFW2 Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

Collaboration with Eric Snodgrass, Sonny Rae Tempest, and Michael Maguire Huckleberry Finnegans Wake is a combinatoric performance work bringing together Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. With both texts based around river culture, folding one text into the other can form contextual imbrications and through this, combinatorial engines, as well as implied visual and […]

Intermission

intermissPic Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

Collaboration with Eric Snodgrass Abstract: Intermission is a performative redadaction of the poetics of cinema. The performance and media platform utilizes René Clair’s Entr’acte (a collaboration with Picabia and Satie) as a starting point, reimagining cinema as if the Dadaist vision for the medium had become the prevalent form. In fact, we call this sort […]

(S)pacing

s.pacing06 Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

(S)pacing is a poetic performance piece and interactive installation that reflects upon the nervous habit of pacing and ideas of internal dialogue while walking as a source of poetic inspiration and contemplation, if not procrastination. The application for performance can be played on the keyboard. As an interactive installation, the pieces use live video motion tracking […]

Twittering/My Molly (Departed)

myMolly Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

Twittering, A Procedural Novel (aka My Molly (Departed)), remixes text, image, audio, and video triggered through keyboard interaction. The piece coexists with a novel (Free Dogma Press) that was written simultaneous to the development of this work. Where the novel plays on aspects of time, and draws from sources such as Joyce, Strindberg, Beckett, Dante, among others; the hypermedia textual […]

Indeterminate Anti-Pop

antiPOP Posted by in Media Work, Sounds, on October 10, 2015

Indeterminate Anti-Pop is music mashup machine that plays with the form and expectations of pop music. Developed in Flash, the piece recombines 127 sound files to generate an on-the-fly pop song of a sort. The audio output is coupled with text and images based on anagrams for the pieces subtitle — low culture high art; […]

The Hugo Ball

hb5 Posted by in Media Work, on October 10, 2015

ONLINE AT: http://goo.gl/6sVRO7 The Hugo Ball is a poetry generator that uses the 74 unique words of Hugo Ball’s Dadaist poem Gadji Beri Bimba as its source text. On the work Talan Memmott’s “The Hugo Ball” is an invocation of the poet of the same name, an electronic interpretation of Ball’s poem “Gadji Beri Bimba,” and […]

QWERTY Octet

qWERTY-LRG Posted by in Media Work, Sounds, on October 10, 2015

The QWERTY Octet is cinematic score generator developed in Flash. The application combines 80 short musical phrases to generate an abstract score that is coupled with images and text to create a pseudo=filmic environment. Each replay of the work allows the musical phrases, images and text to recombine in a different manner. The piece runs 180 […]