Now Playing on the Learning Commons' Digital Art Wall...
There and Back Again
Lisa Goulet & Jamie Roboz
This project draws inspiration from Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, the creators of the cinemagraph. An evolution of the creation of the GIF image-type, a cinemagraph is a photograph combined with one small section of looping animation. Cinemagraphs, while a simple technical feat, have the
capacity to be a beautiful minimalistic approach to contemporary and popular media. With the popularity of the GIF in social media (Facebook, reddit, tumblr), the rise of the cinemagraph is the emergence of a fine art form from a colloquial, digital, and post-modern social space. Inspired by traditional landscape art, Lisa created a cinemagraph of a waterfall along the trails at Morningstar Mill, a heritage site just west of Brock, creating a more tranquil environment for students working in the Learning Commons.
In addition to the visual piece, a matching soundscape was recorded at the falls and edited by Jamie Roboz.
The accompanying QR code and link allow viewers to listen to a soundscape produced from the environment shown in the picture on their smartphones or computers. Taking the listener through a unique hydro-auditory experience, the soundscape emphasizes the spatial representation that the cinemagraph digitizes. The soundscape will continue to play as viewers walk away and progress into a playlist of related post-classical and post-rock music, setting a calm and relaxing mood for reading and studying.