Archive for the 'Website' Category

22
Jun
08

nicholasbuer.com

I’ve got my website up and running.  This site will act as a host for supplement video, audio and photographic work that I have created during this MA, and of which will not be part of my final show piece.  I intend to continue to add to this site over the next month, and also beyond this MA.  

When you visit they site, run the cursor over the dots of the image, you will find that some will turn red, and by clicking on these red dots you will be taken to a new window in which to view the work that you have found.    

As my ideas evolve, so will my website.  This investigative space will continue to act as the works virtual identity.

 

To visit the site CLICK HERE

10
Mar
08

website: the works virtual identity….

The timetable that I set myself for this project wanted to have the technical elements in place and understood by the start of March, this would then allow me 3 months (March, April, May) for filming leaving me one month (June) for selection, composition (Along with the organisation of the show and technical fine tuning of a space etc) 

I am glad to say that I am on time with this project and have been filming for the past couple of weeks.  Even in this short space of time I have accumulated quite a substantial amount of footage and if this rate of capture continues by June I will have a much greater volume of footage than that I will be able to use for my final piece. (This is due to the fact that Pure Data processes video in real time, the amount of video you can render simultaneously is determined by the amount of RAM the computer possesses.  I need to test the computers at Camberwell to see how much footage they will happily run, but I know that it is going to be less that the amount of footage I will capture!) 

Still, this is ok because it allows me to carefully select what footage I will use and experiment with different types of imagery to find a combination that most successfully communicates my projects intentions.

The potential downside to this is that I will be left with a rather large amount of footage that could never be used therefore not seen.  Foreseeing this happening I have chosen to build a website that will act as the works virtual identity and host the footage that would have otherwise been lost.  I want the site to be investigative, and not necessarily explanatory.  I have designed a homepage that resembles a helix of DNA, the building blocks of identity.

website1.jpg 

Through clicking on the dots you will be able to access video, audio or still images.  It is my intention to continue to add to the site as my project progresses so that its identity evolves along with my work.        

I feel that the footage I do not use for practical reasons may still capture elements of identity that would otherwise have been lost.  The website would aim to ensure that an infinitesimal amount of identity that a space possessed at a specific point in time does not vanish along with everything else.  I think as a sentiment, everyone can associate with something lost.