For my sound project I recorded myself playing the video game Fallout 4, and made two simple loops using GarageBand. I titled my sound piece "Mechanism for Loss". It medium is meant to represent a mixing of medias in an unexpected way. The sound, to me, sounds similar to industrial machinery. I like this because it puts the listener on edge, and creates an uncomfortable atmosphere. The listener is almost held captive by the sound. The video game industry has created a culture based on living within the digital realm. Much of "gamer" culture is based on separating oneself from the mainstream world. In attempting to do so, "gamers" and other internet based groups have shifted what is mainstream.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The video I created for this project involved a very simple three frame animation, ending with a separate three frame animation. My understanding of these animations is that of two self contained works, which when combined in this video format deliver a message about pain, self image, masculinity, gender, and media. I made a gif of the main portion of the video, so I could embed it in this blog page.