Audience Studies: studying how television gets watched

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

This chapter looks at the approach to the site of audiencing based based in the discipline of cultural studies. Focus here will be to review 3.2 ethnographies of audiencing (p206) Background: ethnographers expose features of everyday life (habits, routines and rituals, small talk and gossip) that are taken for granted, commonplace and trivial. Their work seeks to understand meaningful social life … Read More

Silence

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

Silence (p33) Silence, Koch discusses Warhol’s phase as a film-maker (1963-66) where at this point of his career he was working predominately making silent films, in black and white. Although there are plenty of films to chose from, such as kiss, 1 hour, Eat, 45 minutes and Empire State Building- 8 hours. Koch’s main focus is the infamous ‘sleep’-6 hours of a man (John Giorno) … Read More

Screening room and Death….And POV!

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

2007 Keywords: Film, museum, POV (point of view), death, cinema, theatre, audience, objects, spectator, temporal, spaceIn 2007, the international short film festival Oberhausen. London based curator ian white along with other guest curators, organised a series of screenings kinomuseum. Artists, writers,  curators such as Pierre Bismuth, Mary Kelly and Dan Graham among others conceived their film programmes as imaginary rooms in a museum … Read More

Image, narrative and viewer’s perception

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

Plan to visit this month…. Light Show 30 January – 28 April Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenalnature of light, bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to create specific conditions. The exhibition showcases artworks since the 1960s in which light itself is used as material to sculpt and shape space, often creating evocative environments and sensory works … Read More