alex ingersoll

media | technology | cinema | sound


still life
our blinding 
in case things go poorly

light of its history
vestal fire
dark objects
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alex ingersoll is associate professor of media studies in the school of design and communication in the college of fine arts and communication at the university of wisconsin-stevens point.

he received his ph.d. from the university of north carolina at chapel hill on media and technology studies with a focus on technologies of spatial representation, orientation, and memory.


the whole bit

ami / 2013

light, shadows, and movement are cast by elements in the natural environment, combined with disoriented narration, and processed within reverberating cascades of audio as the viewer peels back layers of the unnerving, unsettling, and anxious scene that is unfolding. in an effort to sense “the whole bit” by uncovering what lies beyond space, the narrator questions our perceptions of the landscape as he guides us with echoes of “do you see?”

as all visual media are descendants of the sun (re: kittler), the fundamental precursor for our method of seeing is the projection of sunlight. this work combines this approach with static camera shots of sunlight moving through tree branches being whipped around by the wind and producing elaborate shadows. layering these images over each other creates a seemingly natural range of movement that veers towards the artificial in a way that makes the scene both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.