Here is the second extract from the Factory Journal project-
A dialogue in sound and image with Simone Weil’s seminal Factory Journal. This is ongoing and still very open. Thanks to Hu for her lovely rendition.
I would also recommend his site for info on his films, music, and illuminating and innovative books on the audiovisual. Check it out you won’t be disappointed! My personal fave are the diary entries and the scattered texts series.
It was a great pleasure to read about my film People’s Park Reverie being screened with Robert Robertson’s Oserake at the Hundred Years Gallery in London a few years ago. This event is mentioned in Robert Robertson’s excellent new book, in the countries of the mind.
I am just starting to dive in, but so far this is a very inspirational and poetic read.
You can purchase it here.
You can view People’s Park Reverie Below-
I am really honored to be included in the new EBook 65 Artists write about their work published by Bourgeon. If you are interested in discovering and learning about a productive field of working artists in Washington D.C go here
I wrote about my experience making Baoying Window. A special thanks to Daniel Barbiereo for introducing me to this project a few years ago and Robert Bettmann at Bourgeon.
You can watch Baoying Window below-
So far, the study of cinema has been overwhelmingly visual. In this book Robert Robertson presents cinema as an audiovisual medium, based on Eisenstein’s ideas on the montage of music, image and sound. Robertson applies an audiovisual focus to key works by film directors such as Spike Lee, Maya Deren, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Fritz Lang, as well as exploring the audiovisual in avant-garde animation, in landscape in cinema, and in films beyond the European tradition. Recent developments in technology have for the first time enabled practitioners to work extensively with music and sound on an equal level with the visual track, so Robertson also explores the audiovisual creative process in opera, a music/film collaboration, and in his music/films Oserake and The River That Walks. This illuminating book has relevance for practitioners in any work that involves the audiovisual, especially cinema and its future multiple forms.
Robert Robertson is a composer and filmmaker. He is also the author of Eisenstein on the Audiovisual (I.B. Tauris), winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation’s And/Or Award.