Architectural Association


Communication+ Media Studies

High Pass Exhibition / 2021

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‘The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.’
(McLuhan, 1954)

Hantao Li

Cinematic Machines

with Jelena Viskovic

CMS1 First Year

The concept of this film is to create a virtual product called “AA VISION”, through which people can see more information. The main attempt in the video is to copy the stylistic properties of 80s advertisements.

Throughout the sessions, we will be looking at experimental ways of using video editing and animation to reveal this ‘invisible’ infrastructure and think about new ways of seeing the world. Autonomous sensing and image-making machines are becoming part of our everyday lives. The digital infrastructure of the world we live in is not visible to us directly, but through the devices we use. It is widely used as part of the sensing mechanisms of satellites, mobile networks and other machine clusters we use on a day-to-day basis. We will use video editing, motion graphics and animation to imagine and visualise how the world looks like to non-human sensory apparatuses.