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 2

MS-CORE


Image: Charles Arsene-Henry



SHAPES OF FICTION I : RESURGAM NAVIRE NIGHT

Charles Arsène-Henry
Weds, 2-5pm, Room TBC in Term 2

“Signatures of all things I am here to read” James Joyce

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. Final format of the work becoming the core of its quest.



Course Outline

Session 1: LECTURE A - THE QUANTIC ROOM IN THE SPLENDID HOTEL
Wednesday 11th Jan

Session 2: STUDY AND DIAGRAMS BASED ON1887 BY DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER AND ANYWHERE, ANYWHERE OUT OF THE WORLD BY PHILIPPE PARRENO
Wednesday 18th Jan

Session 3: LECTURE B - IN AN IDEAL PHANTOM TRAIN
Wednesday 25th Jan

Session 4: STUDY AND DIAGRAMS BASED ON THE CRYING OF LOT 49 BY THOMAS PYNCHON AND TO THE LIGHTHOUSE BY VIRGINIA WOOLF
Wednesday 1st Feb

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: PRODUCTION PART 1
Wednesday 15th Feb Nov

Session 6: PRODUCTION PART 2
Wednesday 22nd Feb

Session 7: PRODUCTION PART 3
Wednesday 1st March

Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 8th March