MEDIUM & MELODY

Course : Type Experiments
Instructor : Stan Zienka
Semester : Fall 2011
Keywords : Transparent / Hazy / Distorted

This experimental project involved projecting images onto a wall based on a song of our choice and our interpretation of its meaning. I designed various transparent acetate sheets with type and other transparent objects for use in a projector. I selected “Let’s Get lost” by Elliott Smith because I like the overwhelmed feeling in his voice. The way he sings about “going to find a beautiful place to get lost” and “burning every bridge that I cross” makes me feel sad, but also somehow hopeful, because, at the very least, Elliott might be getting lost in a beautiful place. In this project, I used maps, arrows and pointing fingers to interpret getting lost.