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
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

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

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1

MS-CORE


Image: Charles Arsene-Henry


SHAPES OF FICTION 1: ETYMOLOGIES FUTURE

CHARLES ARSÈNE-HENRY and CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
Weds, 2-5pm, SJR

In 1897 Stéphane Mallarmé discovered the multiverse in the form of a poem. Equipped with metafictional instruments you will enter and adapt A Throw of the Dice Never Will Abolish Chance as if reanimating an abandoned spaceship. Meta : a state of fiction in which operations — tropic movements, scopic shifts, transitions, speeds etc — are entities equal to heroic characters. Side Operagraphy includes: David Lynch Twin Peaks The Return; Grant Morrisson Multiversity; Virginia Woolf The Fascination of the Pool. Sessions will take place as a real-time dialogue between two entities.



Course Outline

Session 1: LECTURE: EPISTOLARY EXOSYSTEMS
Wednesday 4th October 2017

Session 2: INTRODUCING METALOGUE DEVICE
Wednesday 11th October 2017

Session 3: SEARCHING METALOGUE
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Session 4: SEARCHING METALOGUE
Wednesday 26th Oct

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: SEARCHING METALOGUE
Wednesday 8th November 2017

Session 6: SEARCHING METALOGUE
Wednesday 15th November 2017

Session 7: SEARCHING METALOGUE
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Session 8: METALOGUE PLAYS
Wednesday 29th November 2017