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Three observations on filming tactility and movement in crafts-based practice: A preliminary investigation

Ho, Wuon-Gean

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Wuon-Gean Ho



Abstract

This extended abstract accompanies a research film submission.

This film makes three observations on the filming of tactility and movement in order to adequately convey tacit knowledge in embodied ways. The author, Wuon-Gean Ho, studied the craft of traditional woodblock printmaking in Japan, and demonstrates planning, carving and printing of a woodblock print.
The first observation is that an alteration of the time-base of the film and subsequent manipulation of the soundscape can provide embodied affects. Secondly the film refers to the effect of mirror-touch-synaesthesia with close macro shots and intimate angles. Thirdly, the use of a birds’ eye point of view, with the hands of the artist in the same anatomical position as the viewers’ hands, enables the gaze of the viewer to mimic that of the maker, conveying haptic knowledge through poetic means.
The voiceover to the film is made with deliberate reference to ASMR videos that engender a sense of intimacy. The non-objectivity of the recording process is commented upon. The conclusion is that constructed scenarios might convey more than real-time truthful indexical footage.

Citation

Ho, W. (2021). Three observations on filming tactility and movement in crafts-based practice: A preliminary investigation. https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4407

Conference Name BICCS 2021 - Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences
Conference Location Craft Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Start Date May 4, 2021
End Date May 6, 2021
Acceptance Date Feb 18, 2021
Online Publication Date May 10, 2021
Publication Date May 10, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 12, 2021
Publisher Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus
Volume 14
Series Number 2
Series ISSN 1890-9515
DOI https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4407
Keywords Tactility, Affect, Time-Based Media, Mokuhanga, ASMR
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7239748
Publisher URL https://journals.oslomet.no/index.php/formakademisk/article/view/4407

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