AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Inigo Minns
Acting Department Head
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1

MS-CORE


Image: Charles Arsene-Henry


SHAPES OF FICTION I : RESURGAM NAVIRE NIGHT

Charles Arsène-Henry
Weds, 2-5pm, North Jury Room

"My point of view is pyrotechnic as well as metaphysical” Stephane Mallarme

You will conceive a research vessel moving towards the form and logics of an Idea. Existing novels, poems, films, exhibitions and video games will be approached as a series of faceted volumes to be examined with a sense of care, slowness and wonder. A metaphor, a dissolve, a gameplay, the shift in the use of a pronoun, phosphorescence, a slow tracking shot or an etymology will all rise as superhabitable scopes. The final format of the work becoming the core of its quest.



Course Outline

Session 1: LECTURE A - METACAMERA AND READING CONTROLLERS
Wednesday 5th Oct

Session 2: STUDY AND DIAGRAMS BASED ON MULTIVERSITY BY GRANT MORRISON AND TEMPLE ISLAND BY MICHAEL WEBB
Wednesday 12th Oct

Session 3: LECTURE B - MALLARME MULTIVERSE
Wednesday 19th Oct

Session 4: STUDY AND DIAGRAMS BASED ON EXISTENZ BY DAVID CRONENBERG AND TOTAL
AFFECT PROTOCOL BY GREG EGAN

Wednesday 26th Oct

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: PRODUCTION PART 1
Wednesday 9th Nov

Session 6: PRODUCTION PART 2
Wednesday 16th Nov

Session 7: PRODUCTION PART 3
Wednesday 23rd Nov

Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 30th Nov